Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Board of Secondary Education (BSE) will conduct the summative assessment-2 for Class X students from March 10 and the examinations will continue till March 20. Examinations for Class X for Madhayama and State Open School Certificate (SOSC) 2023 (first) will also be held simultaneously.
A total of 5,41,247 students will appear for the examination at 321 centres.
To ensure that the matric summative examination-2 is held in a smooth and effective way, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena on Saturday. District Collectors, SPs and Education Officers were present in the meeting.
The Chief Secretary emphasised conducting the summative examination-2 for Class X students in a smooth manner. He directed the authorities that students and people engaged in conducting the exam should be checked thoroughly before entering the examination centre. In addition, Jena directed the officials to deploy an adequate number of observers and flying squads to check malpractices.
Emphasis was also laid on round-the-clock strict vigil in the strong room where the question papers and answer sheets are kept, deployment of adequate security personnel at exam centres, and drinking water and electricity facilities at the centres. The Chief Secretary also directed that strict actions should be taken against those found creating a disturbance during the conduct of the examination.
A total of 316 nodal centres have been set up, including 22 police stations, of which seven are in Kandhamal, five in Koraput, and 10 in Malkangiri. The answer sheets will be checked at 56 centres, the BSE further informed.
Development Commissioner Smt Anu Garg, School and Mass Education Department Commissioner-cum-Secretary Aswathy S, BSE president Ramsis Hazra, vice president Nihar Ranjan Mohanty, Director Susant Das and Additional Secretary Ashwini Mishra were present in the meeting held in virtual mode.