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Bihar school board announces dates for 2018 class 10, 12 exams

Bihar School Examination Board releases academic calendar of 2018.

patna Updated: Mar 28, 2017 11:08 IST
Pradeep Modak
Bihar School Examination Board chairman Anand Kishor (right) addressing a meeting in Patna.
Bihar School Examination Board chairman Anand Kishor (right) addressing a meeting in Patna. (AP Dube/ HT file photo)

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Monday announced the dates of intermediate and matric examinations 2018. The intermediate examinations will be held from February 7 to 19 next while matric examinations will be held from February 21 to 28. 

“BSEB releases the academic calendar keeping the students interest on top priority and giving them sufficient time for preparations”, said board chairman Anand Kishor. He said inter students could fill up the examination forms online from October 3 to 20 and with late fee from October 21 to 25. 

Matric students can fill up the forms online from December 29 to January 8, 2018 and with late fee from January 9 to 12. He said the BSEB had suspended the affiliations of ML Yadav College, Nagla (Arwal) and Ideal Higher Secondary Public School, Delha (Gaya) for pushing ‘ghost’ students in 2016 examinations. 

Kishor said results of the 100 students of ML Yadav College and 2057 students of Ideal School had also been cancelled. 

Aiming at complete digitization of the secondary and senior secondary sections, the governing council of the BSEB approved a total budget of Rs 493.01 crore with a deficit of Rs 67.6 crore for the year 2017-18.

In a three-hour long meeting the governing body endorsed Rs 279.05 crore expenditure budget against a receipt of Rs 215,44 crore for secondary section. It also approved a spend of Rs 213.97 crore against the receipt of Rs 209.97 crore. 

The budget showed a deficit of Rs 63.6 crore in secondary section and Rs 4 crore in senior secondary.

Kishor said Rs 25 crore would be spent on office automation and modernization of the board is to be pursued vigorously over the new fiscal.

He said the governing council had also approved a vision document to make the BSEB one of top three boards of the country in one year and the top board in the country in the next two years. “We are in the process of total digitization of BSEB functions in 2017-18”, he said. 

“We have undertaken digitisation in 2016-17 and it has succeeded in making the system transparent and error free”, he said. 

Asked how will the BSEB manage the budget deficit, he said the board had enough fund and the budget deficit offer tax benefit of Rs 4.5 crore per year for the next 10 years due expenditure on construction of nine examination halls in as many commissionaries of the state. The examination halls will cost Rs 145 crore.

He said, from 2018 onwards, working in the BSEB will be on digital platform as the governing council has approved expenditure for office automation, date centre, networking and other such works. 

It may be recalled that BSEB has taken a series of corrective measures and adopted digitization in pre and post examination system in the wake of topper’s scam in May/June last year. 

He said integrated software record management would be adopted . A fund of Rs 5 crore has been allotted for the required technology. 

“We want to link day to day working of the BSEB with the latest technology so that there will be minimal room for error”, he said. 

He said the BSEB would also start skill development and reorientation courses for staff so that they could work smoothly on the digital platform. 

He said the board would also recruit a consultant agency to get detailed project report on IT, infrastructure, manpower, office automation and best practices applied in conduct of examinations.