The UP Board’s High School and Intermediate Improvement/Compartment Examinations will be held on October 3. According to the schedule released by the Board, the exams will be held in two shifts: 8am to 11.15am and 2pm to 5.15pm.
UP Board secretary Divyakant Shukla said that 33,344 candidates including 15,839 High school and 17,505 Intermediate students will appear in these exams across the state. The board had accepted online applications for these exams between August 5 and August 20, he added.
The exams are scheduled to be held at around 163 centres spread across the state including 82 centres for high school students, 81 centres for intermediate students, board officials explained.
In view of the increasing cases of Coronavirus, additional care will be taken at all examination centres. There will be a distance of no less than six feet between two examinees. Examinees exhibiting symptoms of fever, dry cough, etc, will be made to take a seat in separate rooms. The guidelines issued by the central and state government will be enforced by the district inspectors of schools (DIOSs) at all centres. Proper sanitisation will be carried out at each and every centre a day before the exam. It is going to be mandatory for each and every examinee to also wear a mask, officials elucidated.
DIOSs will arrange for facemasks for those students who arrive at a centre without facemasks. Thermal scanning of candidates and staff may also be compulsorily carried out at the entrance, they added.
It is going to be obligatory for centre managers, teachers, non-teaching staff to also wear masks at the time of the examination.
This is the first time that students of Intermediate have been given the option to seem in compartment exams by the UP Board.
The Board had announced its High School and Intermediate exam-2020 results on June 27. Around 35,017 Intermediate students had done badly in one subject across the state and were eligible to seem in the maiden Class 12 compartment exams of the board. In High School, 3,27,663 had done badly in one subject. But they were issued pass certificates as per the norm. On the other hand, they were eligible to seem in an improvement exam and pass the exam for the subject they had failed. Around 771 High School students had failed in two subjects this time and were eligible to seem in compartment exam in any one of the most two subjects that they had failed and because of this get a pass certificate.