Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the intense heatwave condition prevailing in the state, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha effected a change in the schedule of State Open School Certificate Examination and Madhyama (Sanskrit) Exam-2022.
As per the revision, the said examinations, which were scheduled to begin from 11.30 am on May 2 and 4, will be held in first sitting on May 9 and 10, said BSE President Ramashis Hazra at a Presser today.
However, the Board has not made any changes in the schedule of High School Certificate (HSC) examination, scheduled to begin on April 29.
The HSC examinations, to be held from April 6 to May 6, will be conducted from 8 am to 10 am. A total of 5.85 lakh students will appear for the examinations at 3,303 centres. More than 35,000 teachers will be supervise the examinations.
The Board has formed 38 special squads and 65 flying squad to check malpractices. Mobile phones will not be allowed inside the examination centres. CCTVs have been installed at the examination centres and 315 nodal centres across the state. Besides, 21 police stations in sensitive areas have been designated as nodal centres, the BSE President informed.
In view of the heatwave condition, authorities concerned have been asked to ensure uninterrupted power supply and availability of drinking water at the exam centres, he added.