More than 13,000 students absent in Odisha Matric Summative Assessment-I

Cuttack: In what could be termed as worrisome figures for school education system in Odisha, as many as 13,058 students of Class-X were absent in the Matric Summative Assessment-I (SA-I) conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), the results of which were announced yesterday.

While a total of 5,37,746 students of 8,942 schools had filled up forms, 13,058 of them didn’t appear for the test, the BSE data revealed.

On the other hand, 3,627 Madhyama students had registered themselves for the SA-I while 583 of them remained absent.

Those who have skipped the SA-I will not be given 40 per cent weightage in the final results, a notification of the BSE said.

Only those candidates who filled up form for SA-I are eligible to do the same for SA-II.

As many as 143 students were caught resorting to malpractice during SA-I and they will not be allowed to fill up form for SA-II.

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