Vikash Sharma

The stage is all set for the annual High School Certificate (HSC) or the matriculation examination scheduled to start across Odisha tomorrow (April 29).

All preparations for conducting the examination in a smooth and free and fair manner have been completed by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha.

School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Ranjan Dash on Thursday said some modifications have been made by conducting the second sitting exam in the morning shift due to the prevailing heatwave conditions.

The BSE has rescheduled the State Open School Certificate Examination (SOSC) and the Madhyama exams 2022. 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.

“The Matric exam is starting tomorrow and all preparations have been made for the smooth conduct of the exam,” said Dash. Dash said the question papers will reach the examination centres one hour before the start of the exam.

"The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier issued clear instructions to make provision for drinking water and ORS at examination centres. The Chief Secretary had also directed the DISCOMs not to make any powercuts during the daytime,” said Dash.

The Minister also urged the students to appear the exams in a stress-free environment even though they are appearing for the exams in physical mode after a long gap.

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 examinations, respectively. T

he Class 10 exams will be conducted at a total of 3540 centres - 3203 centres for HSC, 215 for SOSC and 122 for Madhyama exam. Apart from this, 38 special squads have been constituted to check malpractice and ensure smooth conduct of the upcoming matriculation examination 2022 (Summative Assessment-II) across the State beginning April 29.