The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education reviewed granting ATKT (Allowed To Keep Terms) wherein students will be given concession based on certain parameters, with reference to its decision to adopt the grading system for SSC and HSSC.
The board communicated the ATKT parameters to institutions, in a circular issued to them recently. However, it had earlier informed the schools about the grading system which has set conditions by which the students will get the ATKT in terms of the grading system.
In the first case, for ATKT in one subject, students should get a grade from A to G in five subjects and grade I in one subject, provided they get a grade value of 20 in the five subjects in which they have qualified.
In the second case, students securing a grade from A to G in four subjects and grade of two H will get ATKT in one subject. In this case, the candidate may select the subject of his choice to answer ATKT provided he secures a grade value of 20 in five subjects in which he has qualified (including the subject in which the candidate has secured an H grade).
Thirdly, students with grade from A to G in four subjects and grade of two I will be granted ATKT in two subjects provided they secure grade value of 16 in the four subjects in which they have qualified.
Those students with grade of A to G in four subjects, a H grade in one subject and I grade in the remaining subjects will get ATKT in one subject where they have been awarded I grade provided they secure a grade value of 20 in the remaining five subjects (including the subject in which the candidate has secured a H grade).
To qualify in the subject in the subsequent examinations, ATKT candidates will have to secure a grade from A to G only. The internal assessment components may be carried forward for subsequent examinations in case of candidates attempting to clear ATKT. It further informed that in subjects involving practicals, the board has decided to grant exemption separately for practicals and theory so that the candidate will have to appear only in the component in which he has not qualified and needs improvement.