Evaluation of matric exam begins

Cuttack: After the objective answer sheets, the evaluation of subjective papers of matriculation examination started from today.

Around 16,000 examiners have been pressed into service at 66 valuation centres across the State. A chief examiner, three deputy examiners and 15 assistant examiners have been deployed at each centre.

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), which aims at completing the evaluation process in straight 10 days, has initiated many steps to reduce errors.

“Strict instructions have been issued to avoid errors and improper marking. The teachers have been directed to report at the evaluation centre at 9.30 am daily,” said BSE president Dakhya Prasad Nanda.

“For the first time, BSE has asked the examiners to switch off their mobile phones before entering evaluation centre in order to avoid errors during examining the answer sheets,” Nanda added.

Nearly 6 lakh students had appeared High School Certificate examination this year, the results of which are likely to be published by the end of April.