The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE ) is going to make several changes in the question paper pattern of 9th and 11th class. The changes will be made from the next year academic session. The HP Board is planning to update the number of MCQs in the question paper of 9th and 11th class. The HP board will also take the recommendations from the board teachers regarding the changes. After that, it will be selected whether the question paper would have multiple choice questions or not. HPBOSE board has determined to design the question papers of the annual examinations by following the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA). However, the modifications will be done on the basis of the advice given by the teachers and experts.
The HPBOSE is attending the board exams of 9th and 11th class under PISA. In this pattern, there will be 20% multiple choice questions in the Science of 9th class and 20% MCQs will be required in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of 11th class. The other subjects will include 15% MCQs of the total asked question papers. The Public Relations Officer of the HPBOSE Board has also said that from the next academic session, the teachers will go through several classes in which they will be able to give the opinions about the question paper pattern. On the basis of the class, the new paper format will be done.
The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education was established in the year 1969. Originally, its headquarter was in Shimla. However, in January 1983, the headquarter moved to Dharamshala from Shimla. At the initial level, the HPBOSE board was started with a team of 34 officials. Soon after, the number of employees grew to 643. The board is famous among the students as HPBOSE. HPBOSE prescribes the syllabus and textbooks to the affiliated schools. At present, the HP Board does not only manages the exams for 10th and 12th class students but also it handles the exams such as T.T.C and J.B.T. As per the news, annually, around 5 lakhs candidates appeared in the examination. At present, more than 8000 schools are affiliated with the HP Board. For the board examinations, the board has set up 1846 exam centres throughout the state.