Matric students to appear exam at own schools

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: In a major relief to the class-X examinees in the state, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) on Thursday decided that the students would appear the HSC examination at their respective schools from this year for which as many as 2,500 schools have been chosen as examination centres.

“Students of the 2,500 schools identified as centres will sit at their respective schools for the test. Besides, arrangements will be made for students other than these schools to appear the examination within 10 km radius of their respective schools,” School & Mass Education minister Rabinarayan Nanda said.

“This will be a great relief for the teachers as well as the parents so far as transportation of students during the test is concerned,” added Nanda.

However teachers of the aforesaid centres, conducting test for their own students will be shuffled to other centres to avoid any illegal practice during the examination. More so, subject teachers would not be allowed as invigilators for their respective subjects in the test, board officials said.

To ensure safety of the newly introduced Q & A booklet, as many as 303 nodal centres have been identified for storage which would be delivered to examination centres before the commencement of the test, BSE sources said.
 Elaborate arrangements have been made to check illegal practice during the examination.

 “Three-tire squading system has been introduced from this year to prevent malpractice. We are trying to publish result by the end of April,” BSE president DP Nanda said.

 About 5 lakh regular students will appear the test this year while over 63,000 ex-regular candidates have enrolled for the examination.

 Keeping last year’s fatal road accidents which claimed 10 students’ lives in view, the BSE has taken such reformative steps to ensure safety of candidates during the examination.