The Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) is all set for the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinations which are scheduled for February 17 amid the threat of government school teachers boycotting it to push ahead their demands for pay anomaly rectification.
For the first time in the state, answer script with watermark will be introduced in upcoming examinations.
Speaking to the media at BOSEM, Babupara office on Thursday, chairman and director education (S), Th Kirankumar Singh said the board is well prepared to conduct the HSLC examinations according to scheduled routine.
Singh appealed to the public particularly students appearing for the exam not to be worried by the ongoing teachers’ agitations.
He further said that for this year, altogether 38,664 students will appear for the examinations. Of which 19,040 are male and 19624 are female and it will be held in 140 exam centres.
Stating about the reformation in the examination, he said that answer script for science and social science will be of watermarked sheet. The script will emboss the names of the subject such as physics, chemistry and biology in the pages of Science answer script. Same thing will also apply in social science.
“Such changes have been made with an objective to make the correction of the answer script easier and save time and energy. To prevent from confusion by the students in the examinations, demonstration about the usage of the answer script was already conducted in every school,” he added.
He also stated that the maximum numbers of answer scripts to be corrected in a day shall not exceed 50 scripts for 100 marks, 100 scripts for the paper that carry 28/27/26 marks and 80 scripts for 50 marks.
Answer keys will be uploaded on the website of BOSEM after the exam, scanned answer scripts of top 10 position holders and highest scorer in every subject will be uploaded too, he added.
He further said that CCTV cameras will be installed in the evaluation centres. The board has taken up reformation with an objective to make the exam free from any kind of misconduct, he added and further appealed to the public not to get involved in any kind of unfair means in the examination.
In order to conduct the exam smooth and fairly, the board had formed five categories of official team, he stated and also urged the public to extend their cooperation during the examinations for a smooth conduct.