The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha has rescheduled the State Open School Certificate Examination (SOSC) and the Madhyama exams 2022 in view of the present heatwave condition, informed BSE president Ramashis Hazra.
"Taking into account the present heatwave condition, we have made certain changes in the exam schedule, especially for the Madhyama and the Open Schools. The exams, which were earlier scheduled to be held in the second shift from 11 am, have been rescheduled. Now, the tests will be held in the first shift and all arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the exams," said Hazra.
However, the BSE has not made any changes in the exam schedule of the High School Certificate (HSC) examination. All the HSC exams will be conducted as per the schedule given earlier, said the BSE president.
A total of 5, 71,909 students will appear for the High School Certificate exam while 9378 and 4443 students will write for the State Open School Certificate Examination (SOSC) and Madhyama examnations, respectively.
The Class 10 exams will be conducted at a total of 3540 centres - 3203 centres for HSC, 215 for SOSC and 122 for Madhyama exam.
As per the revised schedule for Madhyama, the Social Science paper scheduled to be held on May 2, will now be conducted on May 9 (first sitting). Similarly, exam in English paper will be conducted on May 10 (first sitting) instead of May 4.
For SOSC, the Home Science (Theory) and Painting (Theory), exams will now be held on (Theory) May 9 and May 10 respectively.
"Question papers will be sent to the examination centres from the nodal centres across the State on the exam day. The district education officers are also making all arrangements to ensure smooth conduct of the exams," Hazra added.
Besides, the DEOs have been informed to instruct all centre Superintendents to arrange the following precautionary measures at their respective centres for avoiding sun stroke like keeping sufficient cold drinking water at the centre, keeping sufficient oral rehydration solutions at the centre, keeping first aid box at the centre in serviceable condition and arrange for uninterrupted power supply at the centre.