Vikash Sharma

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha has completed all the necessary preparations for the conduct of the matric summative assessment II starting tomorrow.

BSE President, Ramashish Hazra on Thursday informed that as many as 5,41,247 students will be appearing for the matriculation or the Class 10 high school certificate examination in 3,218 examination centres across the state. The examination will conclude on March 17, 2023.

BSE officials said that this time special measures have been undertaken for the protection of question papers and other confidential documents which will be kept at 316 nodal centres. About 22 police stations in the state, especially in Maoist-infested areas, have been made nodal centres for the examination.

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“The Odisha Chief Secretary has already discussed several issues with district Collectors, SPs, DEOs and instructed them to take elaborate steps to check malpractice during the conduct of the examination,” said BSE President.

The BSE President further informed that as the question papers will reach the concerned examination centre on the same day of the examination itself, there is no chance of any leak of question papers.

Around 74 squads, including 36 from the Board have been constituted apart from observers and nodal officers to supervise the conduct of the matriculation examination this time.


The examination for the first sitting will start at 8 am. The question paper packets will reach the concerned examination centre with police escort and other administrative officials. The question papers will reach the centres between 6 am and 7 am.

Instructions for Students

The students can only carry their admit cards, blue and black pens, pencils and geometry boxes. No other thing is allowed, informed BSE officials today.

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Ban on Mobile Phones

The Centre Superintendents will frisk and take all the mobile phones of teachers and others and keep them in safe custody.

Here’s What Students Say

Ankita, a student said, “We had earlier appeared in the exam in offline mode and now we will be appearing in the exam along with our friends in physical mode. We are excited about the examination.”

Another student said, “Our preparations for the exam are good. All courses have been completed except Mathematics. I hope to complete it soon.”

(Reported by Prabhat Bisoi)