English paper in progress ( Photo: Gen Pema Gyalpo la)

English paper in progress ( Photo: Gen Pema Gyalpo la)

7th October 2016: The first ever class V common exam held among all the Tibetan schools in India concluded today with the Mathematics paper. The exam came into being after thoughtful discussion among the Department of Education and the Education Officers of all the schools with the sole purpose of tracking the overall standard of the class V students in two languages and Mathematics. The first paper was conducted on 3rd October in their respective schools with special invigilators.

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Students fully engrossed in their paper ( Photo: Gen Pema Gyalpo la)

Although there was strong voices going on against the standardized test everywhere yet sometimes it create some interest and motivation among the students. The common exam which was held in TCV schools were discontinued few years back since it caused competitive sense among schools participating. This class V common exam is being held in order to track the overall standard of the Tibetan students in these three subjects.

The checking would be done in November where representatives of schools meet in Dharamsala for a common checking.

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