The results of 2017 annual high school certificate (HSC) examination will be announced on April 26 (Wednesday).
School and mass education minister Debi Prasad Mishra said: “The results will be announced at the Board of Secondary Education office in Cuttack at 9.30am. Then, it will be available online after two hours.”
President said the Board has taken optimum measures to ensure that an error-free result is announced this year. However, in case of complaints, students can use the helpline numbers of the Board at 0671-2412059/2412060 or even the school helpline number 18003456722 between 10.30 am and 5 pm. “The Board would try to provide all possible support,” he said, adding that original certificates and migration documents will be sent to the schools by May 15.
Like last year, the Board will also upload results of the objective OMR sheets so that students can download the papers for verification. “We are working on the final modalities and would announce the dates and the websites soon,” he said.
For the first time, results of the tests conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) will be published before the results of ICSE, CBSE and other educational boards are announced.
“The centres where the booklets will be made available in the districts will be announced in a couple of days,” president of the board D P Nanda said. Printed copies of the result booklets would also be available at 40 centres across the state, he said. The board has printed at least 6,500 copies of the result booklets and it will be sold at Rs 40 each. However, this year, the board has no plans to provide the results through SMSes.
Board officials said the students will get their marksheets along with their original certificate and migration certificate from May 10 at their respective schools. The board has also done away with the practice of publishing the topper’s list. “The top 100 merit list increases stress and unhealthy competition among students,” the minister said.
Last year, the results had appeared on a website before it was officially declared, hence the board has decided to have its own website this year.
“The data (results) will be shared on other websites, only after the results are published on our official website,” Nanda said.
Nearly six lakh students had appeared in the annual tests at 2,095 centres across Odisha.
Students can get their migration certificates along with the certificate-cum-marksheets from the respective schools from May 10. The board has also arranged to send the certificates to the respective schools within the stipulated period.
The board president claimed that extra efforts were made to publish the results in time and make it error free. This time board had introduced question-cum-answer sheet, which helped the examiners to check the answersheets properly in less time. Besides, the board conducted video recordings of all the 74 evaluation centres to ensure proper evaluation of the answersheets. “Besides all these reforms, good management has helped us to publish the results so early,” he added.
The matriculation exam was held from February 25 to March 9.