UP Board Exam: Over 58 lakh students to appear, 40,000 skip amid strict checking

“Around 40,392 candidates did not turn up to write their examinations. This is the number that we have tabulated after compiling students’ attendance on the completion of first two days of the exams. We can’t say exactly if it is due to strict measures put in place to put an end to copying,” said Neena Srivastava, UP Board secretary said.

UP Board Exam: Over 58 lakh students to appear, 40,000 skip amid strict checking

UP Board Exam: Over 58 lakh students to appear, 40,000 skip amid strict checking

Lucknow: More than 58 lakh students are expected to appear for their Uttar Pradesh Board examination, on February 12, while 40,392 students are reported to skip the ongoing boards that entered its second day on Friday, due to strict checking.

“Around 40,392 candidates did not turn up to write their examinations. This is the number that we have tabulated after compiling students’ attendance on the completion of first two days of the exams. We can’t say exactly if it is due to strict measures put in place to put an end to copying,” said Neena Srivastava, UP Board secretary said.

However, 20,674 students did not turn up to take their test on the first day, according to the statistics released by UP Madhamik Siksha Parishad on Friday evening.

A total of 58,06,922 students were registered for high school and intermediate examinations. Of these 31,95,603 were for high school and 26,11,319 for intermediate exams.

Last year, a record 10,44,619 students – nearly 15% of all those who had registered – had skipped the UP Board exams.

The Special Task Force (STF), just like last year, has been tasked with keeping copying mafia away from the examination centres.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, in a video conferencing on Saturday, had asked all district magistrates and district inspector of schools to remain vigilant against copying mafia.

Mukesh Kumar Singh, district inspector of schools, Lucknow, said that on Friday, agriculture paper was held for high school students and music for intermediate students, and he had visited Gandhi Inter college in Alambagh area and other centres for inspection during the exam.

“Strict measures, including heavy deployment of police, have been put in place. Invigilation staff has been instructed to ensure that unfair means are not used. We are trying for the first time to hold examinations in 16 working days, which should be a record in itself. Sector and zonal magistrates at exam centres have also been deputed to check any untoward incident,” said Srivastava.

Due to strictness last year, registrations for 2019 examinations witnessed a sharp fall of about 9 lakh students as compared to previous year.

The UP board exams started on February 7, but the courses of compulsory subjects of both highschool and intermediate were scheduled to take place today.

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