Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) on Friday informed that this year the matriculation aspirants will appear on the annual high school certification (HSC) examination in Odisha at their schools.
The confirmation about the announcement is yet to be confirmed by the State government or the School and Mass Education Department.
Sources said teachers from other schools will be roped in to serve as invigilators during the test to prevent malpractice and bring fairness in the examination.
The decision has been taken by BSE to prevent examinees and their parents from the struggle of traveling a long distance and staying outside during the times pandemic.
Notably, the annual class 10 board examination is scheduled to be held from May 3 to 15 this year. The timing of the examination has been reduced to two hours this year instead of two and half hours. The test will be held from 8 AM to 10 AM, added sources.
This year around 6.5 lakh students are likely to appear in the annual examination. Students will answer questions for 80 marks in each paper instead of 100 marks in the state board examinations. Fifty of those 80 marks will comprise objective questions in OMR (optical mark recognition) format and the remaining 30 marks will be subjective. The rest 20 marks will be evaluated based on the percentage secured by an examinee from the given 80 marks in a particular paper.