Answering exams such as the SSC examinations is stressful! Studying day and night, going through past papers, trying to predict what questions are going to be asked. On the day of the exams, you’re bound to find at least one person who knows something you don’t about the syllabus, which throws you into a tizzy. Once the paper is done and you’ve poured out your sweat (and more often tears) over the course of those couple of hours, you finally give in your answer sheet and breathe a sigh of relief. You’re done. It’s over. You don’t need to think about this anymore. Or do you? Because now starts a new breed of anxiety – the results. The month and a half that follows is the longest time period ever! Waiting with bated breath to find out if you’ve passed, and by how much. This year, however, is a bit different, because the students who answered their SSC exams don’t have to wait that long.
The shortest wait ever
Tomorrow, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) will announce the results for the 2019 SSC examinations. At 11:30am, the results will be made available at the headquarters of the education department in Porvorim said Goa Board chairman Ramakrishna Samant. This year’s announcement of the SSC results is the fastest declaration ever, with the results being declared in just 23 days. What makes this announcement even more special, is the fact that the educational facilitators in charge of correction and grading of the papers, were also involved in electoral duties given to them by the Election Commission of India for this year’s Lok Sabha elections. A source at the GBSHSE said, “advanced planning, execution, continuous follow-up and aiming at the target, besides daily stock-taking of the situation and taking quick action helped us to announce the date of the result very fast, maybe the quickest SSC result as announced by the Goa Board.”
How to get your results
18,726 students had registered for the 2019 SSC examination, conducted at 28 centres across the state. To help with the distribution of grades, the results will be declared in various educational institutes, depending on the zone. Results will be made available from 9am to 1:30pm, and will follow the schedule below:
|St Andrew’s Institute, Vasco
|Canacona and Salcete
|Loyola High School, Margao
|Quepem and Sanguem
|S E S High School, Curchorem
|Ponda and Dharbandora
|A J de Almeida High School, Ponda
|Progress High School, Panaji
|Bardez and Pernem
|Dnyanprasarak Vidyalaya, Mapusa
|Bicholim and Sattari
|Progress High School, Sankhali
In addition to the above schedule, students can also view their results online at www.gbshse.gov.in and other third-party web portals such as www.examresults.net. For those that do not have easy access to the internet, the GBSHSE has also set up an easy messaging service. Candidates can send a text message in the following format, RESULT<space>GOA10<space>ROLLNO – to 56263 to get the result on their phone.
Are you excited about your results? Let us know how you feel in the comments below. Also, if you’re thinking about taking up a second language, check this out: Say “Olá” this BA academic year, as Goa University introduces Portuguese.