UP Board Exams to begin on Feb 18, 2016
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The UP Board high school and intermediate examinations for 2016 will be conducted from February 18 onwards. The high school examination will be held in 15 working days and would conclude on March 9 while intermediate examinations will be held in 25 working days to end on March 21, 2016.
The examinations would be conducted in two shifts - from 7.30 am to 10.45 am and from 2.00 pm to 5.15 pm.
However, the Board realizing the pressure faced by examinees before examination of major subjects in high school science stream has tried to give reasonable gaps for its preparations. In high school examinations, Hindi paper would be held on February 18 followed by Mathematics on February 23 and Science on February 26. Further after a gap three days English paper would be held on March 1 and Social Science examination on March 9.
The districts that have been identified as sensitive and where examinations would of the Board would be held on coded answer sheets include Aligarh, Mathura, Hathras, Etah, Mainpuri, Firozabad, Kasganj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Allahabad, Ghazipur, Agra, Kaushambi, Kanpur Nagar, Kanpur Dehat, Fatehpur, Chitrakoot, Kushinagar, Ballia, Deoria, Bhadohi, Moradabad, Badaun, Sambhal, Hardoi, Gonda, Ambedkarnagar, Shahjahanpur, Sultanpur, Sant Kabir Nagar and Siddharth Nagar.
A total of 67,93,034 students are registered for the examinations including 37,49,977 students for high school and 30,43,057 students for intermediate examination.
According to Secretary UP Board Shail Yadav, as compared to last year, 3.69 lakh additional students - 2.51 lakh in Class 10 and 1.18 lakh in Class 12 - would take the examinations this year.
“For high school examination, 37,49,977 students have enrolled for 2016 as compared to 34,98,430 students in 2015. This year 30,43,057 students have enrolled for intermediate examination as compared to 29,24,768 students last year,” she said.
As per the Board secretary over 12,000 centres have been arranged for the examinations besides for ensuring free and fair conduct of examinations and curbing use of unfair means, 31 out of 75 districts had been declared sensitive in state for which coded answer sheets would be dispatched.