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SEE begins; over 500,000 taking exams


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The Secondary Education Examination (SEE) has started from today across the country.

Chairman of the National Examination Board (NEB) Prof. Dr. Mahashram Sharma has called upon the students to participate in the examination without fear. The exam started at 8 am with examinees taking English subject tests today. 

According to the Board, the human resources including the heads of the exam centers have been oriented to conduct the SEE in an orderly, dignified, fair, and peaceful environment.

A total of 504,414 students from 10,806 schools are appearing in the exam that will run through April 9, informed Nandalal Poudel, SEE Exam Controller at the Board.

Among the aspiring examinees, 250,772 are female and 253,627 were male and 15 were sexual and gender minorities.

Altogether 2,064 exam centers have been set up for the exam with the highest in Kathmandu at 127 and lowest in Manang and Mustang district at one each, said Exam Controller Poudel.

Meanwhile, one exam center has been set up in Japan where 23 students are expected to sit for the exam, he added. A total of 77,485 human resources have been mobilized directly to smoothly conduct the exam, the Board said.

35 % marks required to pass the exam
Although the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology on December 22, 2021 issued the 'Letter Grading Directive, 2078' through a cabinet decision, it could not be implemented. In this year's exam, the Board has implemented the 'Letter Grading Directive, 2078'.

In the past, there was a provision that an examinee had to obtain minimum 35 percent by combining marks from both theoretical and practical exams. With the Board implementing the guidelines for the first time this year, the examinee should get at least 35 marks in theoretical subjects and 40 marks in practical subjects to pass the exams, Exam Controller Paudel said.

Similarly, they should get 35 marks in subjects with 100 full marks and 27 marks in subjects with 75 full marks.

Controller Paudel clarified that students scoring less than 35% marks in the SEE will not be eligible for admission to Class 11. These students will have the option to retake the exam.

According to him, students who cannot score 35 marks will be given a chance to retake the exam in two subjects in the first year. Students will be allowed to participate in the Grade Enhancement Test up to three times in two subjects.


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