Odisha BSE announces HSC exam details; dropouts to get more chances

Cuttack: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) on Tuesday announced the detailed schedule of the ensuing annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations which will begin from February 22 next year.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting of the Examination Managing Committee, BSE president Prof Dakshya Prasad Nanda said the Board has prepared the database of the students who had filled up their form for the annual examinations.

“The Descriptive Roll (DR) sheet of these students will be available in the http://apps.indiaresults.combseodisha/printdr/Default.aspx from November 24 to 30. We have requested the headmasters to collect the DR sheets of Regular and Ex-Regular students and submit a set of DR sheet along with the pay-in-slip copy of the Board in the office of the Board’s regional office by December 1. If there is any error in the DR sheet, the concerned headmaster of the school should immediately contact the regional office or the headquarters of the Board and get it rectified. Besides, we have also asked the headmasters to submit a list of ex-regular students who will appear in the compartmental examinations”, Nanda informed.

He said the Board has provided the telephone numbers of its regional and headquarters office to the students for any queries regarding their DR sheet.

The telephone numbers are: Sambalpur: 0663-2400402, Berhampur: 0680-2404308, Jeypore: 06854-232023, Balasore: 06782-263181, Bhubaneswar: 0674-2534474 and Cuttack: 0671-2415236.

Talking about the annual HSC examinations, Nanda said this year a record number of 6,01,389 students will appear in the examinations this year as compared to 5,93,112 students last year.

Giving details of the examination schedule, he said the students will appear in the First Language on the first day of the examination on February 22, followed by the Second and Third Language on February 24 and 26 respectively, Mathematics on February 29, General Science on March 2 and Social Science on March 4.

The BSE president further said the meeting decided to hike invigilation fee for the invigilators per sitting from Rs 15 to 25 and for a 50-mark subjective valuation per script from Rs 4 to Rs 5 for each examiner from this year.

He also informed that the Board, after completing the database work of the students, will submit the database to the District Level Committee (DLC) regarding the number of schools in the district and the number of students who have filled up the forms for the annual examination. The committee will decide about the number of examination centres and the nodal centres.

The DLC is headed by the collector as its chairperson while the Superintendent of Police, District Education Officer and deputy secretary of the local Board are the other members.

Nanda said the meeting also decided to provide opportunity to the dropout students to clear the HSC examinations.

“To help these students, the Board has started State Institute of Open School (SIOS) programme from this year under which students who have passed Class VII can appear HSC examinations. The Board will give 10 chances to these students to appear the examinations twice in a year for five years to clear the examinations. This year, about 3200 students have applied for examinations under this programme”, he informed.