The Uttar Pradesh board has released the examination centre list on its official website i.e upmsp.edu.in. The number of examination centres has been decreased from 133 to 128.
According to the board official, the authorities have introduced strict norms and therefore only those exam centres have been allocates that have facilities like spacious rooms. This year the Uttar Pradesh board has increased the number of examinees.
In order to bring transparency in the system, the board has done the allotment of the exam centres online for the first time. A total of 34 new schools have been finalised.
For class 10, a total of 37,12,508 students are expected to appear while in class 12, it is about 30,17,032. In all, 67,29,540 students will sit for the exams. The number of candidates has increased from last year. In 2017, 3,40,1511 students appeared from class 10, while for class 12, a total of 26,54,492 students registered for the exam.
According to a media report, the main criteria to select an exam centre includes the capacity of classrooms, CCTV cameras, almirahs to store question papers, fire extinguisher, connectivity of school with the main road, regular power supply, availability of generator set, CCTV cameras in all classrooms, facility of drinking water and toilets and computer system.