CUTTACK: As many as 151 students were booked for malpractice on the first day of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations that went underway in the State on Monday.
Board authorities, however, claimed that the examinations were held smoothly without any untoward incident. The incidents of malpractice were reported at different centres and immediate action was taken, BSE president DP Nanda told mediapersons.
While 6,01,348 students are appearing at the examinations across 2882 centres this year, School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra visited several schools in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Jajpur districts to supervise the conduct of the tests. He also inspected the functioning of the 24-hour centralised control room at BSE office here.