GUWAHATI, Oct 18 - The portal for online filling of forms for the HS Final Year Examination will close automatically on the midnight of October 31, the last date of filling the examination form and no offline form filling-up request would be entertained by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) through any channel.
To streamline the entire examination process and also to do away with exam-related anomalies, the Council has adopted some measures early on this time that includes strict adherence to all the deadlines.
Accordingly, the heads of the institutions have been asked to submit the hard copy of the students� details within November 10 to set the process rolling.
Controller of Examination Pankaj Borthakur told The Assam Tribune that the HS Final exam�s online form filling-up process started on October 1 and would culminate on October 31. The exam is likely to be held in the second week of February, 2020.
�The Council would not be responsible if a candidate is left out in the process after the deadline. This step has been taken to eliminate the possibility of any corruption as well as to end the casual approach that hinders the entire process,� Borthakur said.
The AHSEC has also warned the educational institutions against taking more than Rs 300 as centre fees for the examinations. �We received complaints regarding some institutions charging more than Rs 300 as centre fee, which is illegal. Students need to pay respective examination fee (which varies as per the streams) and centre fees, which is Rs 300, during the form filling-up process,� he added.
Moreover, the students of below poverty line category need not pay either of the examination fees or the centre fees during filling the forms. The annual family income bracket for such students has been increased from Rs 1 lakh per year to Rs 2 lakh. It means students whose annual family income is within Rs 2 lakh per year need not pay any fee for taking the examination. Exam fees on their behalf would be remitted to the respective centre by the Council.
Nearly 2.5 lakh students are supposed to appear for the HS Final exams next year.