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UP 10th and 12th Board Exam 2020 from today, 56 lakh students to appear this year

UP 10th and 12th Board Exam 2020 from today: UP Board class 10th and 12th board examinations are set to begin from today, February 18, 2020, onwards. Over 56.1 lakh students will be appearing for the UP board examinations. The numbers are 2 lakh less as compared to 2019 which was 58.6 lakh students. Many initiatives have been taken this year by the UP Police for the smooth functioning of the board examinations.

According to reports, 30 lakh students will be appearing for the Class 10 Elementary Hindi examination out of which 20,789 students are private candidates. 26 Lakh class 12 students will be appearing for the General Hindi examination out of which 69,983 students are private candidates.

Steps Taken By UP Police For Students for Smooth Conduct of UP Board examinations

The UP Police has launched an anti-noise helpline to provide students with a conducive environment which is available at 112. The Helpline number is active from 15th February 2020 to 31st March 2020. The students can register complaints within that period in respect of any noise issues. The UP Police has carried out several advertisements to inform students about the helpline service.

UP Police has also declared the area of 100 meters around all educational institutions as ‘Quite Area/ Zone’ to help students appearing for the UP Board exam.

This year, the UP government has set up a ‘monitoring and control room’ to monitor voice recordings and CCTV surveillance at the state level. This step is taken to stop copying mafia who are responsible to facilitate mass cheating in UP board examinations.  At 7,784 centres in 75 districts of UP, nearly 2 lakh CCTV cameras have been installed with 2 lakh invigilators on duty.

About 938 centres have given the title of ‘sensitive’ and 395 centres as ‘hyper-sensitive’ by Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB) which means these centres are vulnerable to cheating. The answer copies of these districts will be pink and yellow for Class 10 and green and blue for class 12 board examinations.

UP Board Students’ Helpline:

For any queries, students can call at UP Board’s Toll-Free number 1800 180 5310 and 1800 180 5312 is every day from 8 am to 8 pm. Students can also mail to boardexam2020.up@gmail.com

For immediate redressal of any kind of complaints and queries, Twitter handles @upboardexam2020 has also been launched.

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