With the UP Board examinations all set to start Thursday, the state secondary schooling division faces a significant problem to be sure that no query paper leaks take place. The Particular Activity Power (STF) has been roped in to make sure the equity of the examination, which will probably be taken by round 58 lakh students, an official stated.
Final yr, the federal government had a significant embarrassment when the category 12 English language examination was cancelled in 24 districts after the query paper was leaked in Ballia district of japanese Uttar Pradesh hours earlier than the examination was scheduled to start. The cancellation affected 5.25 lakh examinees because the examination was rescheduled for April.
Out of 8,753 examination centres (established at 540 authorities establishments, and three,523 non-public and 4,690 unaided faculties) arrange this yr, 936 have been recognized as delicate whereas one other 242 centres have been declared highly-sensitive by the board.
Out of the 58,85,745 students (31,16,487 of sophistication 10 and 27,69,258 of sophistication 12) who’ve registered for the highschool and Intermediate examinations, 32,46,780 are boys and younger males whereas 26,38,965 others are women and younger girls, stated UP Board secretary Divyakant Shukla. As many as 170 candidates are jail inmates.
To conduct the exams in a free and truthful method, 1,390 sector magistrates, 455 zonal magistrates, 521 cellular groups and 75 state-level supervisory officers have been appointed for inspection and supervision of examination centres, board officers conscious of the matter stated.
To make sure copying doesn’t take place, CCTV cameras, with three lakh voice recorders, have been put in in examination rooms of all 8,753 examination centres throughout the state. “Preparations for DVR (digital voice recorders), routers and high-speed web connections have additionally been made,” the officers added.
Each class 10 and 12 examinations will begin February 16. Whereas the highschool exams will conclude on March 3, the intermediate exams will recover from a day later.
A complete of 16 districts, together with Ballia, Azamgarh, Mau, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Jaunpur, Deoria, Gonda, Mathura, Aligarh, Mainpuri, Etah, Baghpat, Hardoi, Prayagraj and Kaushambi, have been recognized as delicate districts.
Moreover, the STF of UP Police and native intelligence models (LIUs) have additionally been roped in for the monitoring of delicate and highly-sensitive examination centres.
Additionally, sturdy rooms have been arrange for the primary time and query papers are stored in double-locked almirahs.
Stitched reply sheets
For whole equity and safety of reply sheets, stitched reply sheets will probably be given to the candidates. Together with this, QR code and the board’s brand have additionally been printed on all numbered and four-colour printed reply sheets this yr, officers stated.
In a primary, candidates showing for the category 10 examination could have to reply a number of selection questions (MCQs) of 20 marks on OMR sheets.