Odisha Chief Secretary holds review meeting for smooth conduct of Matric, +2 exams

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra on Friday presided over a review meeting here to discuss about the smooth conduct of the Matric and +2 examinations in the State.

As per reports, the Board of Secondary Education conducted Matric examinations will commence from April 29 to continue till May 7 in Odisha while the CHSE conducted +2 examinations will begin from April 28 to continue till May 31. The chief secretary today discussed about smooth conduct of these examinations.

Besides the Chief Secretary, secretary of the School and Mass Education Department, Chairman of BSE, CHSE Chairman, Twin City Police Commissioner and senior officials were present in the meeting.

It was discussed in the meeting that enough police personnel will be deployed at the hubs where the question papers will be kept. Also, the question papers will be kept under 24 hour CCTV surveillance. And, effort will be made to restrict malpractices while strict action will be taken against people who would spread rumours regarding the examinations.

As per reports, this year 5, 85,730 candidates will appear for the Matric examinations in Odisha. Out of them 5, 71,909 students will appear for the High School Certificate exams, 4443 candidates will appear for the Madhyama exams and 9,378 candidates will appear for the Odisha State Open School. As many as 3540 exam centres and 315 Nodal Centres have been created for the Matric exams.

Similarly, 3, 21,508 candidates will appear for the +2 exams in Odisha. Out of them 2, 13,432 candidates will appear for the Arts stream, 78,077 candidates will for Science and 24,136 candidates will appear for the Commerce faculty and 5,863 candidates for the vocational education. Odisha CHSE conducted the +2 exam will be held in 1133 exam centres while 202 Nodal centres have been created for this.

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