BHUBANESWAR: A training programme of all centre superintendents and in-charge of nodal centres will be conducted by district education officers (DEOs) before the High School Certificate (HSC) examination to begin from February 22.
The HSC examination will continue till March 4. The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has taken all steps for smooth conduct of the examination, School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said after reviewing preparations at a high level meeting at the Secretariat here on Thursday.
The Minister said 6,01,348 students will appear in the examination which will be held in 2,882 examination centres. Mishra said 305 nodal centres have been identified where there will be 24-hour security.
Question papers have been sent to the centres from February 10. In the first phase, question papers of three subjects will reach all the examination centres by February 16. In the second phase, question papers of three more subjects will be dispatched from February 17. The question papers will reach all the nodal centres by February 21, he said.
The Minister said steps are being taken to ensure that OMR answer and attendance sheets and hard copies of admit cards reach all examination centres by February 14. Admit cards are already available online from January 29.
Besides, 67 centres will be set up for evaluation of answer papers. The centres will function from March 11 to 24. The Minister, Chief Secretary AP Padhi and Secretary in School and Mass Education Department will have a meeting with all district Collectors on February 16 through video conference to review the preparations.