Today, the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) will start the board exams for classes 10 and 12. This year, 58,85,745 people have registered to take the UP board exams. Out of the total, 27,69,258 will sit for intermediate examinations, while 31,16,487 are high school applicants. According to Divya Kant Shukla, Secretary of UPMSP, there have been more registrations for UP board exams than at any time in the previous five years.
The UP board has established 8,753 test centres, including 540 government, 3,523 private, and 4,690 unaided colleges, to ensure a seamless examination procedure. Candidates are advised to access the UPMSP website to download their UP Board admit card 2023. They won't be able to enter the exam centre without the hall ticket. They must also have official identification with them.
According to the schedule, class 12 examinations will end on March 4, and the class 10 UP board final exams will continue until March 3. There will be two shifts for the final exams. The first shift will start at 8:00 AM and run until 11:15 PM, while the second shift will start at 2:00 PM and run until 5:15 PM. Students will get an additional 15 minutes to read the exam questions. OMR sheets will be given to them.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, has in the meanwhile issued strong guidelines to ensure that exams are free from cheating. The report states that special control rooms are established, the entire board test process is monitored by CCTV, and individuals found guilty of cheating will be booked through formal complaints under the National Security Act (NSA) and the Gangster Act. The centre managers and room monitors who are also participating in any cheating activity can be tagged under an FIR.
At each testing location, sector magistrates will be chosen to oversee the fare examination procedure. Once the exam is over, these magistrates will send a daily report to the District Inspector of Schools along with the District Magistrate in order to track daily activities on the subject.
A separate room will also be assigned, apart from the principal's chamber, for tight oversight of the exam papers. The original exam papers or copies will be stored in a cabinet with a double lock, and a CCTV will be installed for continuous monitoring.