UP Boards 2019: Shortest ever 16-day exams to begin February 7
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UP Boards 2019: Shortest ever 16-day exams to begin February 7

Uttar Pradesh State Board Exams will begin February 7, 2019. This year’s intermediate examinations would have 269 question papers against 308 last year.

education Updated: Jan 29, 2019 10:03 IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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The UP Board examinations: High School examinations would begin on February 7 and end in 14 working days on February 28, the class XII intermediate examinations would also begin on 7 February and end in 16 working days on March 2(Hindustan Times)

The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government is all set to host its shortest ever 16-day board examinations, which would also see voice recorders along with CCTVs in most examination halls, a first.

The UP Board examinations for class X and XII are set to begin on February 7. While the High School examinations would begin on February 7 and end in 14 working days on February 28, the class XII intermediate examinations would also begin on 7 February and end in 16 working days on March 2, UP’s deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said on Monday.

This year’s intermediate examinations would have 269 question papers against 308 last year.

“All the district inspector of schools have informed that CCTVs and voice recorders have been installed in examination halls and about 1314 centers have been identified as sensitive and another 448 labelled highly sensitive,” Sharma said while reiterating the BJP government’s commitment to eliminate the ‘copying mafia’ from UP Board examinations. The answer copies would be bar coded, Sharma added.

He said that aadhaar number of all candidates taking examinations had been uploaded on the UP Board’s website along with other details of the students taking the examinations.

“In 2016-17 when the Aadhaar details were not uploaded then the total number of students registering themselves for the examinations was 67.18 lakh. This figure was reduced to 53.84 lakh when the detail was first uploaded in 2017-18 and in 2018-19 Aadhaar detail being uploaded along with other effective anti-copying measures being initiated saw further dip in the number of examinees to 52.65 lakh candidates,” Sharma said.

Sharma attributes the dip as weeding out of fake examinees or those who relied on copying mafia to scrape through.

First Published: Jan 29, 2019 09:58 IST