Rashmi Ranjan

In a bid to give a chance to dropouts and ex-regular students, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has decided to continue with the supplementary matriculation examination.

Speaking to media, BSE president, Ramasish Hazra said, the form fill-up for the supplementary examination will start from May 26 and continue to till June 1, 2023.

Similarly, the supplementary examination will start on July 3 and continue till July 8, 2023. The detailed schedule of the examination will be released later, the BSE president informed.

The board also announced major changes in the conduct of class 10 matriculation examination today.

Informing media about changes in the examination pattern, Hazra said, “Two summative examinations were conducted in class 10 for the past two years. Now the class 10 or the matriculation examination will be conducted annually, once a year.”

Moreover, the BSE has also decided to introduce the half-yearly examination at the school level for which the board will provide question papers.

For class 9 students, BSE will not conduct the examination, rather it will only provide question papers to the district education officers, the board informed. 

It is worth mentioning here that the annual High School Certificate (HSC) Summative Assessment-II examination 2023 was conducted from March 10 to 20. As many as 5.32 lakh students appeared in 3,218 examination centers across the state. The overall pass percentage this year stood at 96.40% compared to 90.55% last year.

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