HSC Board exams to begin tomorrow amid tight security

Cuttack: Atleast six lakh students would appear in the state High School Certificate (HSC) examination at 2938 examination centres across Odisha on Tuesday.

As many as 6,08,070 students have filled up forms to appear in the examination in regular and ex-regular stream. The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has arranged a three-tier security system to monitor the examinations.

“All arrangements for the examinations are over and the question papers for the first three papers have reached all the 295 nodal centres. The rest of the question papers would reach the Centres well before scheduled time,” Controller of Examinations Nihar Ranjan Mohanty said.

The question papers are stored in nodal centres and elaborate security arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the exam, Mohanty said.

“While the district administration is responsible for providing 57 squads along with 6 zonal-level squads to ensure peaceful conduct of the examination, the Board has formed 36 special squads to have a check on  malpractice”, he said.

The squads have been directed to book erring students with their answers sheets with the attachment of requisite proof of malpractice. Besides, the squads have been empowered to keep strict vigil on the invigilators encouraging malpractice.

The nodal centres as well as the examination centres in the Balangir district has been in focus of the Board. Besides, BSE authorities have turned police stations in Maoist-affected southern Odisha districts of Kandhamal, Koraput and Malkangiri into nodal centres to store question papers for the matriculation examinations.