On Wednesday, around 8.02 lakh students from the state will appear for the Class 10 basic maths exam. This is the first time that Class 10 pupils will take two separate maths exams since the GSHSEB has now given students two options: standard maths for those who choose to pursue a science route, and basic maths for the remainder.
Those who pick basic mathematics can pursue a career in business or the humanities. Around 1.25 lakh students have opted for standard mathematics.
Fearing failure in arithmetic, 3,100 pupils in the state have switched from standard mathematics to basic mathematics ahead of the start of board exams on Monday. Over 4 lakh pupils failed their Class 10 exams in the last several years. The school administrations have been asked by the board to guarantee that pupils who have changed their mathematics options from standard to basic mathematics are allowed to appear because standard mathematics exams are scheduled later.
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