Vikash Sharma

The matriculation examination for the annual high school certificate (HSC) students concluded on Saturday while the examination for Madhyama State Open School Certificate Examination (SOSC) will conclude by May 10, said Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha president Ramashish Hazra.

The BSE president said the answer copies of students will be brought from the nodal centres for evaluation. “We hope to start the evaluation process from May 20 or May 21,” he said.

Speaking on the allegations that questions of a few subjects were out of syllabus, Hazra said, “No questions were out of syllabus. But we will conduct a review and take an appropriate decision.”

Earlier, students had alleged that several questions came out of the syllabus due to which they had to face a lot of problems. “It was good that we appeared for the exam in offline mode. However, some questions in Maths were tough and were out of the syllabus. Similar was the case with English and History. We hope that Board will award us grace marks,” a student said.

The matriculation exam had begun on April 29. A total of 5,71,909 students had registered for the High School Certificate exam while 9378 and 4443 students for the State Open School Certificate Examination (SOSC) and Madhyama examinations, respectively.