Goa Schools to Submit Sports Merit Marks Online in 2018

Goa board

In a circular released recently, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) has intimated schools that the submission of sports merit marks for the March 2018 public examinations will need to be done via online mode. While the portal is yet to be announced, the board has said that this would be done soon.

Till date, schools would submit sports merit marks manually to the board and it would be the board's responsibility to enter the marks in its system. This new online submission system aims to reduce the scope of errors while submission of marks.

The Goa board has also directed schools that the certificates for submission of sports merit marks should be authenticated by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs or the Sports Authority of Goa. The last date of submission of these marks is 29th March 2018. The Goa boards for class 12th are scheduled to start on 5th March and for class 10th on 2nd April.

Sports merits mark play an important part of the final results as announced by the Goa board. The number of students applying for allotment of these marks has increased in the recent past. In 2017, 410 students passed the Class X board exams with the help of sports merit marks and 168 students passed the Class XII boards because of the sports merit marks.