This year UP Board has a total of 51,92,689 students registered to appear in its class 10 and 12 exams. This includes 27,81,654 students registered for class 10, including 15,53,198 boys and 12,28,456 girls. Besides, 24,11,035 students, including 13,24,200 boys and 10,86,835 girls registered to appear in the Inter exam.
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A total of 8,873 examination centres have been set up for the exams across the state.
As per the Board officials, the High School exam would be completed in 12 working days while that of Inter would be completed in 15 working days.
For this, a total of 8,373 exam centres have been set up across the state by the Board, which is considered as the largest examination conducting bodies in the world in terms of the number of examinees appearing in exams each year.
Officials said all preparations are complete. The Board has directed all the exam centre managers to make sure that the examinees write their roll numbers and number of the copy in their own handwriting on each page of the answer sheet.
The Board has given these instructions to prevent any possibility of copy changing of meritorious students in the examination and deter the copy or middle pages of an answer sheet being changed.
On the first day, the High School examination of Hindi and Elementary Hindi and Intermediate exam of Military Science will be held in the first shift from 8am to 11.15 am on Thursday. In the second shift from 2pm to 5.15 pm, there will be Intermediate exams of Hindi and General Hindi.
As per the instructions of the state government, super zonal, zonal, sector and static magistrates will be personally responsible for ensuring peaceful and fair examinations at each centre. Senior officials of the education department have also been posted as observers in all 75 districts.
UP chief secretary Durga Shankar Mishra has instructed divisional commissioners, IGs, DMs, SSPs, SPs and other senior officers to conduct surprise inspections of the examination centres. The responsibility of monitoring the most sensitive and sensitive districts and centres has been given especially to the STF, LIU and local police.
UP Board has issued a toll-free number for the students appearing in examinations. UP Board secretary Divyakant Shukla said, “There are two toll free helplines — 18001805310 and 18001805312 — that would remain functional from 8am to 8pm daily to solve the problems and queries of the examinees.”