Matric Exam Pattern To Change To Check Malpractice

Bhubaneswar, Oct 23: Unlike previous years, Class-X students will not sit for Matric examinations in their respective schools in 2018. They have to sit for examination in other schools, the practice which was scarped in 2013.

'Matric students will not sit for exams in their respective schools now. Examination centres will be allocated within five km radius of candidates' schools to check any possible malpractice and other irregularities,' School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra told reporters.

A meeting under chairmanship of School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra was held to this effect.

The State Government is of the view that by conducting the examination in own schools, the students are getting opportunity for malpractice.
Earlier, the students were appearing Matric examination in other schools. In 2013, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) in consultation with the State Government had allowed students to appear the examination in their own schools after 12 Matric students were killed in road accidents while on their way to their examination centres in 2012.

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