The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha 2018 is prepared to conduct the HSC or class 10th examination from February 23, 2018, i.e. today. It has been informed that tight security has been arranged for carrying out the examination smoothly and according to some local dailies, CCTV cameras have been arranged for the same.
The Odisha government has asked all the district collectors and superintendents of police to ensure smooth conduct of the examination. Around 5,90,330 students are expected to appear for the exams which will continue till March 8th, 2018.
Around 302 nodal centers have been identified for the safe storage of question papers. Chief Secretary A P Padhi said that the examinations must be conducted in a peaceful atmosphere. BSE will also be conducting the State Open School Certificate (SOSC) exams and Madhyama (Sanskrit) examination-2018 simultaneously with HSC.
As per the datesheet, that has been released by the board, the examination for the first language Odia, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu and Alternative English will be conducted on February 23. The minimum marks required to pass the HSC examinations in the state is 30 per cent.
All students who score at least 33 per cent but less than 45 per cent will be considered to have passed in the third division. BSE declared the class 10th examination 2017 results on April 26. Over 6 lakh candidates appeared for the same out of which, 4,85,989 students passed. The overall pass percentage was 85.28 per cent.
The Board of Secondary Education was established in the year 1953 through a state Assembly Act i.e. 'Odisha Secondary Education Act, 1953.' Its duties and jurisdiction involve the development of curriculum, supervision in the implementation of state academic policies and conducting examinations for the purpose of evaluating the students at the higher secondary level. The Board of Secondary Education was established in the year 1953. It started functioning in the year 1955 onwards and is currently headquartered at Bajrakabati Road, Cuttack. More than 6,957 schools are affiliated with the Board of Secondary Education (BSE).