Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha announced a postponement in class 10th [Madhyama exams] and the State Open School Certificate Examination (SOSCE). As the heatwave condition is severe, the BSE Odisha has planned to reschedule the examination dates.
BSE Odisha Rescheduled Class 10 & Open School Exams
BSE president Ramashis Hazra has revealed that class 10th and open school examinations were rescheduled to May 9 and May 10 from 8m. Earlier the BSE announced the class 10 and open school exam dates as 2nd and 4th from 11.30 am. While the dates were extended and the timings were changed to morning shift.
The High School Certificate (HSC) examinations are going to start on 29th April. There will be no change in the HSC schedule. The HSC exams will be conducted from 8 am to 10 am.
This year a total of 5.85 lakh students will appear for the HSC examinations. The HSC examinations will be conducted at 3,303 centers. More than 35,000 teachers are going to supervise the examinations this year, Hazra said.
38 special squads and 65 flying squads were set up by the BSE Odisha board to supervise the HSC examinations.
School and Mass Education Minister S R Dash said that CCTV surveillance systems will be monitoring the student’s actions to conduct the exams in a transparent way. The students will not be allowed to carry mobile phones.
The education minister asked the power distribution companies to supply uninterrupted electricity service during the examinations. Also, the examination authorities are advised to supply water for the students during the examinations.
The technical educational institutions will remain closed from Thursday till May 3. The Skill Development and Technical Education Department will issue the notifications to close the technical educational institutions.