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Over 5 lakh students skip UP Board exams in 3 days

Date : March

Posted By : Vineeta

LUCKNOW/ALLAHABAD: Over 5.7 lakh students of classes X and XII abstained from writing the UP Board exams in the last three days. Officials of world's largest examination body, the UP Board, claimed on Saturday that majority of these students had registered themselves for the exams simultaneously from two schools. Authorities also decided to lodge FIRs against teachers skipping invigilation duties.

According to the secondary education department, total 69.93 lakh students enrolled themselves for the class X and XII examinations, of which only 64.23 lakh are appearing for exams. This year 31.32 lakh students had registered for class XII exams, while 38.61 lakh had applied for class 10 exams involving private and regular candidates. While over 3 lakh class X students have dropped out, the figure of class XII was 2.70 lakh. There are 20,945 schools in the state affiliated with the UP Board.

Allahabad division reported highest number of missing examinees with over 1.95 lakh such cases, followed by Lucknow, Bareilly and Meerut. The board is compiling the data on day-to-day basis. 

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