The Uttar Pradesh Board examinations 2023 will start from February 16. Around 58 lakh candidates have reportedly registered for the UP Board Exam 2023.
Out of the registered students, 31.2 lakh are for Class 10 while 27.5 lakh students have registered for Class 12. The UP board exams will be held at 8,752 centres across 75 districts in the state.
The Class 10 and Class 12 board exams will end on March 3 and March 4, respectively.
New Initiatives for UP Board Exam 2023
Students will get stitched answer sheets for the first time this year. The UP government has taken the decision to prevent any change of answer sheets of meritorious students by copy mafia.
Earlier, during the UP board exams complaints of the said mafia changing copies by removing staples had come to the fore.
Besides, the answer sheets will have barcodes and monograms on them with the sole purpose to ensure no manipulation of the answer sheets.
UP Schools, Colleges to have Cyber Clubs
In other news, to prevent online crime, the UP government has asked schools and colleges to set up cyber clubs and create awareness among students.
The activities in the club will include organising workshops, seminars, interactive and creative sessions like poster making, slogan writing etc.
According to IANS, the club will also carry out activities like sharing best practices, case studies at regular intervals in relation to shutting down the computer properly, installing and maintaining up-to-date antivirus software on the computer, keeping the internet browser up-to-date, and being alert to unusual computer activity or problem.