Bangalore: The Department of Pre-University Education and the Karnataka State Secondary Education Examination Board will now combine to form a single board. The board will henceforth be known as the Karnataka School Examinations and Assessment Board in accordance with this bill. Governor of Karnataka Thawar Chand Gehlot signed the bill on 11 October.
The tests administered by this board will continue to be held separately, however the primary administration of the Karnataka SSLC Exams and the Karnataka PUC Exams will be one, according to state education minister BC Nagesh. During the discussion over the merger, the minister emphasised, “There should be no needless misunderstanding.”
The primary goal of the legislation approved by the assembly is to rename KSEEB. In addition to the SSLC Class 10th Exams, the board will now also administer the PUC Exams for the first and second years. The Karnataka School Examination and Assessment Board will also oversee other public exams.
The National Education Policy, or NEP 2020, will guide the government’s creation of this new board. The purpose of the bill, when it was first put up, was to guarantee that students receiving education from the state board had access to and received a high-quality education.