Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to impart quality education to students, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha is planning to reform the Class 10 board examination pattern.

Mass Education secretary, Pradipta Mohapatra on Friday informed that from 2019 onwards, CBSE format will be followed for matric exams conducted by the BSE in Odisha.

“We have received a lot of complaints relating to problems in the 50-mark exam through OMR sheets. So, the OMR-model will be changed from the next year,” said Mohapatra.

According to sources, under the new exam pattern, there will be no OMR-based examination and students will be given five questions carrying 10 marks each.

A team headed by the board director and comprising six to seven persons including director of Higher Education department, Mass Education department secretary and 1-2 District Education Officers has been constituted to look into the issue.

The team will submit its report on the proposed change in the matric exam model within one month following which the new pattern will be introduced, Mohapatra said.