Odisha Matric Exams: Question Papers Sent To Nodal Centres Under Tight Security

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Cuttack: With the annual Matric examinations in Odisha just a week’s away, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has begun the process to despatch the question papers to the nodal centres.

A senior BSE official said on Tuesday that besides the Matric question papers, the Board has also despatched the Madhyama and Odisha State Open School (OSOS) question papers.

“In the first phase, the Board has sent the question papers to the nodal centres in Bhawanipatna, Koraput, Nuapada and Balasore in four vehicles with tight security,” he added.

The official also informed that in the first phase, the Board will despatch the Matric question papers of three subjects while the question papers of the remaining subjects will be despatched within a week. The question papers are being kept in the nodal centres under 24-hour security.

He, however, said that the Board this year has decided to despatch the question papers from the nodal centres to the examination centres early morning on the day of the exams. Previously, the question papers were sent to the examination centres a day before the examination.

Talking about the formation of the three-tier flying squad, the official said that the Board has prepared a list of senior college lecturers and readers of the government and non-government aided colleges and requested the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education for their training.

Sources in the School and Mass Education department said that while 69 lecturers and readers will remain in the flying squad, 34 lecturers and readers have been shortlisted for the special squad.

As decided, the flying squad members have been asked to report to the District Education Officer (DEO) of the districts concerned on February 18 while the special squad members have been asked to attend a meeting at the headquarters office of the Board here at 11 am on February 17.

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