Uttar Pradesh Board Secretary Neena Srivastava said the Class 10 exams would be completed in a record 14 working days this time while the exams for Class 12 will conclude in 25 working days, as desired by the Yogi Adityanath government.
High school or class 10exams will be conducted between February 6 and February 22, and intermediate or class 12 between February 6 and March 10 next year.
As many as 67,02,483 students have enrolled for the exams this year. Of this, 37,12,508 are for Class 10 and 29,89,975 for Class 12, reported Indo-Asian News Service.
Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who also holds charge of Secondary Education and Higher Education Departments, had asserted that the exams this year would be conducted with full transparency, be cheating free and also be done within a month.
Usually, the dates of UP Board High School (Class 10) and Intermediate (Class 12) exams are released around the month of December, but, Mr. Sharma has recently asked the education department to declare the dates early, so the students may start preparations for the class 10 and class 12 board exams early.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had issued Whatsapp numbers to curb the practice of cheating.
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Last year the UP Board exams were delayed after the Election Commission of India declared the elections to the Uttar Pradesh legislature. The Uttar Pradesh assembly elections were held from February 11 to March 8 and the UP Board exams started on March 16 and concluded on April 21. Finally, the UP Board had declared the Class 10 and class 12 results on June 9.
According to Secondary Education Director Amarnath Verma, last academic year, around 30 lakh candidates appeared in the high school examinations and the overall pass percentage stood at 81.18 percent while about 25 lakh students appeared for intermediate out of which 82.62 percent secured the passing marks.
(With Inputs from IANS)
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