Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Feb 25:
Matriculation examinations in Odisha , in which a record number of over six lakh students are appearing at 2737 examination centres across the state began ‘smoothly, glitch free’, Board of Secondary Education (BSE), President DP Nanda said today.
Nanda said, as scheduled students entered examination halls at 8.30AM and were provided with question papers at 8.45AM and at 9AM students began answering their first part of the examination which is objective type carrying 50 marks and is answered on OMR sheets. With the first part of the examination ending at 10AM, the examination for the rest 50 marks which is subjective type has began after a breather of 15 minutes.
He said all the squads formed to check malpractice were on their duty and everything was going on smoothly. He said clear instructions have been given to take stringent action wherever mass copying is reported.
He said in such cases advisory has been issued to scrap the centre in cases where there is mass copying.
While there are 5,57,528 students in regular stream, 51,339 students are in the ex-regular stream. Similarly, 4626 students are appearing in the Madhyama examination, which is equivalent to matriculation examination in Sanskrit.
The examinations, is being conducted for the first time in a different format (OMR sheet).
The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has arranged a three-tier security system to monitor the examinations.