The Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board Classes 10 and 12 examinations have started today, and will end on March 6.
According to reports, more than 56 lakh candidates are appearing for the examinations. Out of these, about 30 lakh class 10 students will be appearing for the elementary Hindi exam and 26 lakh class 12 students will be taking the general Hindi exam on the very first day.
Moreover, out of 30 lakh Class 10 candidates who registered online, 20,789 are appearing as private candidates, and out of 26 lakh Class 12 candidates registered for Class 12 exams, 69,983 are private candidates. The examinations are being held at 7,784 centres across the state, as per reports.
To preserve the sanctity of the examinations and for surveillance, security and authenticity, the state government has set up a state-level monitoring and control room for CCTV surveillance. Nearly 2 lakh CCTV cameras have been installed at 7,784 centres in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and around 2 lakh invigilators have been put on duty.
The state government has also launched a Twitter handle for immediate resolution of any complaints or queries. Additionally, helpline numbers for the control room, e-mail id and toll free numbers can be utilised for any complaints or queries.
Furthermore, the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB) has categorised 938 centres as ‘sensitive’ and 395 centres as ‘hyper-sensitive’ according to their vulnerability for cheating, as per reports.
The sensitive districts will use colour-coded and threaded answer copies. The answer copies will be pink and yellow for Class 10, and green and blue for Class 12. The colour-coding has been done to ensure that the answer copies are not replaced or their pages taken out by any unauthorised person.