Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jun 22:
The High School Certificate (HSC) Supplementary examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) began in Odisha this morning.
The examination, which began at 9 AM would end at 11 AM.
A total of 18006 students are appearing in 61 centres in the sub divisional headquarters in the state which are being used as nodal centres, sources in the BSE said.
The Board has decided to allot 15 minutes extra time to the students for Mathematics paper.
According to BSE president Prof Daskshya Prasad Nanda, students will have to mark the empty round space in the OMR answer sheets in full as there will be no marks for partial or ‘cross’ marking of the round space.
The Board, for the first time, has not allotted new roll numbers for the candidates appearing the Supplementary examination as it has allowed the students to appear the examination with their old roll numbers they were allotted in this years’s annual HSC examination.
For smooth conduct of the examination, the Board has formed six central squads which would conduct surprise raids on every centre during the examinations.
Besides, one squad has been formed in each district under the District Education Officer.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made at each centres with the deployment of police.
The Board has requested all centre superintendents to inform about any problem arising during the examination with immediate effect.
The examination would be concluded on June 27.