The annual supplementary exam for candidates who failed the annual high school diploma exam and the Odisha State Open School Certificate exam began Monday in all Odisha counties with over 35,000 students.
Ramashis Hazra, president of the secondary exam board that runs the exam, said 22,649 candidates will be taking the tests offline at 153 centers as of Monday. On Monday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., an Odia language paper took place in strict compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines. Similarly, the Odisha State Open School Certificate exam for early school leavers over 88 years of age began in 88 centers, with 12,039 students taking the test.
The results of the matriculation examination were announced in July. 78.76 percent of the 5.11 lakh students passed the test. Of the 1.03 lakh who failed the test, a little more than 20 percent write the additional test, which is due to be completed on September 22nd.
The Odisha State Open Schools conduct public exams for early school leavers over age twice a year. A candidate has 9 chances to take the public exams over a 5 year period from the date of registration to complete secondary school or secondary school certification. These certificates correspond to the mutual SSC / Sr. SSC of the formal school system in the country.
BSE officials said there will be 13 grading centers for the Matric Supplementary High School exam, while seven will be for the Matric Supplementary exam for the Open School.
According to Hazra, all superintendents at the exam centers have been asked to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines when conducting the exams. “The students were asked to enter the exam centers at 9 a.m. While the question paper is made available at 9.45 a.m., the exam begins at 10.00 a.m. Students are given 2 hours instead of 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam. The full score was lowered from 100 to 80, ”said Hazra.
The district education officers were asked to make arrangements for the disinfection of the examination centers every day after the examination and to monitor the examination as a whole.