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High School Certificate (HSC) results announced :Total pass percentage stood at 70.78 per cent

 

Cuttack:21/5/19: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) today announced results of annual High School Certificate (HSC) or Matric examinations today.

The total pass percentage stood at 70.78 per cent as against 76.23 per cent in the last year. Total 3,97,125 students have cleared the exam this year.

School and Mass Education Secretary Pradipta Mohapatra published the result booklet at the BSE office here.

 Students can check their results online from 11 am at http://www.bseodisha.ac.in, http://www.bseodisha.nic.in, said Begum. At least 5,87,720 students have appeared the examination at 2,953 centres. The exam in was held between February 22 and March 8.

This year’s matriculation examination was mired with controversy because question papers going viral in social media.

In a bid to set new standards and improve the quality of education, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) in Odisha has decided to introduce a number of new reforms in the matriculation examination from 2020.

The board will do away with the OMR sheets from next year and several concrete measures will be undertaken to put a check on malpractice, which will include installation of CCTV cameras in all centres.

School and Mass Education Secretary, Pradipta Mohapatra informed that stern action will be taken against the teachers who are found guilty of lapses during the conduct of the examination. Already, action has been taken against 17 teachers this year for allegedly helping students in malpractice and making question papers viral on social media. Moreover, the School and Mass Education department has issued show-cause notices to teachers of 82 schools with ‘zero result’ this year.

“We are trying to come up with strict measures to put a check on malpractices during matriculation examination. From next year, there will be a secret code in question papers to put a check on incidents of question papers going viral on social media,” said Mohapatra.

Meanwhile, concerns are now being expressed over dip in overall pass percentage in matriculation examination. This year too, the pass percentage has dipped by 6 percent. Though School and Mass Education department attributes the drop to stricter exam norms, educationists believe that the government should introspect before taking action against teachers.

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