Odisha Matric Exam Evaluation Begins Amid Coronavirus Scare

Bhubaneswar: The evaluation of answer sheets of annual High School Certificate (HSC) Examinations commenced today with special arrangements to check the spread of coronavirus.

For the first time, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) is conducting phase-wise and subject-wise evaluation. The teachers have been asked to reach the centres in three phases – 8.30 AM, 9.30 AM and 10.30 AM- to avoid mass gatherings.

Evaluators reaching the centres were first briefed about the guidelines to be followed during the evaluation. They have been asked to use sanitizers and maintain distance from one another.

Many teachers have welcomed the system of checking both objective and subjective type of answer sheets this year as they consider objective questions are incapable of truly measuring understanding of a student.

Satyajit Mohapatra, Evaluator

Aarti Pati, Evaluator