UP Board exams 2018 begin under strict vigilance
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Board examinations 2018 for Class 10 and Class 12 started on Tuesday. Officials ensured adequate and fool-proof arrangements for smooth exam process with CCTV cameras in place at all exam centers.
A total of 66.37 lakh students, 29,81,387 in Intermediate and 36,55,691 in High School, will take part in the examination.
The UP Board has taken all the required steps to make sure that students do not get any chances of copying in the examination at all the 8,549 centers.
Class 10 exams started on Tuesday (February 6) and will conclude in 17 days on February 22, while Class 12 examinations are scheduled to commence on the same date and will last till 35 days before concluding on March 12.
Secretary of the Board, Neena Srivastava, informed that that all arrangements have been completed and answer sheets along with question papers have reached the exam centers amid tight security.
UP Board exams are the biggest in the world and the UP Secondary Education Board has been conducting these exams since 1923 and officials pointed out that in the first exams, there were 5,655 students appearing for the High School and mere 89 for the Intermediate exams.
This year, in all, 500 flying squads have been deployed to check copying and more than three lakh invigilators have been appointed to conduct the exams.
The Yogi Adityanath government has vowed to ensure that there is no copying in these exams and Deputy Chief Minister and Minister-in-charge of Secondary Education, Dinesh Sharma, has said that the examinations will be an example for all to see.
It is for the first time that CCTV cameras have been installed in all the 8,549 exam centers. Of these 2,087 centers have been red flagged as sensitive of which 566 centers have been identified as very sensitive while 1,521 are sensitive in terms of copying mafia being active there.