Cuttack: With the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination-2020 beginning February 19, the Board of Secondary Education is busy making elaborate arrangements to make it a smooth affair.
The BSE has formed 44 special squads and 66 squads at different District Education Office (DEO) levels to ensure that the exam is conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner.
Besides installing CCTV cameras at 1,000 sensitive examination centres, the board has intensified supervision and restricted use of mobile phones in examination centres to check malpractice and leak of question papers on social media. “Question papers will carry a secret code, which will help in detecting the examination centre and examinee responsible for making question papers viral,” informed BSE president Ramashis Hazra.
Only the centre superintendent will be allowed to use mobile phone in case of an emergency, he added.
Teaching and non-teaching staff, invigilators, supervisors and even squad personnel have to deposit their mobile phone with the centre superintendent before entering the examination hall, he further said.
A total of 5,60,905 students will appear for the matriculation examination at 2,888 examination centres across the state this year. Madhyama Examination-2020 and State Open School Certificate Examination-2020 will be conducted simultaneously. The exam will end on March 2.
The BSE president said that question papers, answer sheets and other relevant documents have already been sent to all 307 Nodal Centres.
The answer sheets would be evaluated between March 18 and April 10 at 61 evaluation centres, he added