65 lakh students will sit for UP Board exams this year
Around 65 lakh students of classes 10 and 12 would be appearing in the examinations to be conducted by the Board of High School and Intermediate Education of Uttar Pradesh (UP Board) that would begin on Tuesday.
UP Board Secretary Upendra Kumar told mediapersons on Monday that a total of 64,94,923 students have registered for the examinations. The examinations will be conducted at around 10,500 examination centres, against a total of around 9,000 centres that had been provided last year.
The total number of boys, registered for the high school examinations, is 21,26,652, while the number of girls is 16,72,522. In class 12, the total number of boys is 14,93,286, while the same for the girls is 12,02,463.
The Class 10 examinations will get over by April 3, while that of class 12 will conclude on April 18.
In a bid to prevent large scale use of unfair means during the examinations, this time the Board has decided to make the Inspector General (Crime) as the nodal officer for providing police security at the centres, particularly in those districts, which are considered sensitive in this connection. "The IG (Crime) would monitor the deployment of security and take preventive measures with regards to unfair means," said Kumar.
Also, the Board has decided to have answer sheets with special codes in at least 10 districts that have been considered as "sensitive" on this count. These are Aligarh, Hathras, Etah, Allahabad, Kaushambi, Ghazipur, Mau, Ballia, Deoria and Azamgarh.
The students would be given 15 extra minutes to read the question paper carefully. Those physically handicapped would get 20 minutes for the same.
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