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Rashmi Ranjan

The evaluation of the annual Matric offline examination answer papers began at nine centres in seven districts of the State on Thursday while following all Covid-19 guidelines.

According to the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), the evaluation process of the answer papers will conclude in three-four days.

“The evaluation process began at our school today with all Covid-19 guidelines in place. Classrooms have been sanitised and covid norms like use of masks and maintaining social distance are being followed strictly at the centres,” said Dillip Kumar Behera, headmaster of Secondary Board High School in Cuttack.

Notably, a total of 15,155 students had applied for Class 10 offline examination which was held between July 30 and August 5. 

Of the 15,155 students, around 6,596 students had applied to appear for the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination, 8,493 for the State Open School certificate examination and 66 for the Madhyama examination.

Similarly, of the 6,596 students who had applied to appear for the annual HSC, 2,244 students were not satisfied by the marks awarded to them through alternative assessment method adopted by the BSE in view of the cancellation of Matriculation examination in the State following the outbreak of the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic.

It is worth mentioning here that the pass percentage for this year stood at 97.89 percent which is nearly 20 percent higher compared to the previous year’s 78.76 percent.

A total of 5,74,125 students had registered for appearing the Matric examination. Out of this, as many as 5,62,010 were declared pass by the BSE.

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