Annual Plus II Exams: Despatch Of First-Phase Question Papers By March 1

Bhubaneswar: With only three days left for the annual Plus II examinations in Odisha, the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) on Friday said that the first-phase question papers will reach the examination management hubs set up in all districts by March 1.

Informing the media, Controller of Examinations, CHSE, Bijay Kumar Sahu said that the despatch of question papers to 202 hubs which has begun from February 24, will be completed by March 1.
“Instructions have been given to the supervisors and deputy supervisors to remain present at their respective hubs on Sunday (March 1) and receive the question paper packets. The process of receiving the question paper packets will be recorded on CCTV cameras,” he said.

Stating that the despatch of the question papers in the second phase will be done between March 11 and 17, he said these will be sent to the centres early in the morning on the day of the examination.

Referring to the steps taken for smooth conduct of the examinations, Sahu said that five flying squads have been formed to curb malpractice. “While the Council has formed its own flying squad and another squad at the zonal level, three more squads have been formed at district level and another by the School and Mass Education Department while the other squad comprising senior officials to be led by the School and Mass Education minister will pay surprise visit to the examination centres,” he said.

He further said that the Council will cancel some centres for not installing CCTV cameras in the examination hall. “The Council has asked the superintendents of these examination centres to ensure installation of CCTV cameras and submit a report by February 25. But as they have not submitted the report till date, appropriate action will be taken against the college authorities concerned,” he pointed out.

A total of 3,50,800 students 1628 junior colleges will appear in the examinations of which 2,20,437 students are from the Arts stream (Regular-1,92,279 Ex-Regular-20,826 and Distance mode-7332), 97,546 from Science stream (Regular-85,055 and Ex-Regular-12,491), 25,730 from Commerce stream (Regular-23,126 and Ex-Regular-2604) and 7032 are from the Vocational stream (Regular-5767 and Ex-Regular-1265).

The examinations will be held in 1143 centres from March 3 to 28.

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