Matric exam: 24-hr security for Nodal centres

Bhubaneswar: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has decided round the clock security system at the nodal centres across the state where question-cum-answer papers would be stored for the 13-day matriculation examination starting February 25.

According to BSE president DP Nanda, the BSE would seek the co-operation of district Collectors and SPs in deploying the security system at the centres.

“We have asked all Collectors and SPs for smooth conduct of the examination and especially security system at all the 302 nodal centres as well as the examination centres.

Notably, the BSE is implementing the question paper-cum-answer sheet module from this year, a step to keep at bay various unscrupulous methods adopted by examinees to score good marks.

A meeting in this regard was held with BSE officials yesterday in which it was also decided that movement of people would be prohibited within 200 metres radius of the examination centres.

“The prohibition of movement, except examiners and other officials within 200 metres of the centres during examination hours will help check malpractices,” Panda said.

This year the BSE has set up 2,500 centres across the state for five lakh HSC examinees students in regular stream and 70,000 in ex-regular stream.