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HS, Inter exams get off the blocks today

HIGH SCHOOL and Intermediate examinations of UP Board will begin from Saturday. A total of 44,38,922 students are expected to take the examination at 7814 centres in the State. Of the total strength 27,96,647 students will appear in the High School and 16,42,275 in the Intermediate examinations. For the first time this year at the intermediate level, sports and physical education was included as a new subject.

india Updated: Mar 04, 2006 01:38 IST

HIGH SCHOOL and Intermediate examinations of UP Board will begin from Saturday. A total of 44,38,922 students are expected to take the examination at 7814 centres in the State. Of the total strength 27,96,647 students will appear in the High School and 16,42,275 in the Intermediate examinations. For the first time this year at the intermediate level, sports and physical education was included as a new subject.

Of the 7814 total centers, 1370 of them have been declared sensitive. Special arrangements have been made for carrying out examinations in these select centers to maintain the sanctity of the examination. According to officials, question papers and answer sheets have been dispatched to all centers. For the collection of answer sheets 70 collection centers have been made in the State.

In the Lucknow district alone, over a lakh students will appear in the Board examinations at 247 centres. Of these 65,316 will take the High School while 43,953 will take the Intermediate examinations. About 40 to 45 centres have been identified as sensitive in the district.

District Inspector of School (DIOS) Vikas Srivastava said: “All necessary preparations have been made for the examination.” Initially in the district, 246 centres were made but later one centre was added to the list. District Montessori at Wazirbagh was made a centre.

To ensure the smooth conduct, the Board has appointed 11 officers to supervise the progress of examinations in all divisions. Besides flying squad teams have been constituted that would carry out whirlwind tours of different centres.

Examinees would be allowed to enter the examination centre after they are thoroughly searched.

Not just examinees, even centre incharge, invigilator and centre supervisor is strictly prohibited to carry cellphones, etc. The officials claimed that the State Government and the education department is committed to carry out copying free examinations in the State. Practical examinations were already held between January 24 to February 22.