Odisha Matriculation examinations would begin from 25th February 2013 and the last date for filling up of application forms for the examinations is fixed on December 24.
State Board of Secondary Education (BSE) President Dr D P Nanda today said the examination committee of the board has decided to complete the matriculation examination in February itself and publish the results by the end of April.
To reform the matriculation examination system, the board has decided to introduce question-cum-answer booklet in the examination. Space will be provided in the question booklet for the students to answer. “This step will help check malpractice during examination and would also put a check on the erratic evaluation of the answers by the examiners ,” added Nanda.
Usually, matric examination is held in the month of March every year and the results are published by June end. Many students, who aspire to take admission in national colleges have to suffer as by the time HSC results are published admissions in reputed colleges are over.
The matriculation examination this year was dogged by controversies. The examination had to be rescheduled following theft of question papers from an examination centre. Even the results and the list of top of 100 students was leaked a day before its official announcement.