The matriculation supplementary examinationbegan on Friday.A total of 26, 643 candidates appeared the examination, conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), at 100 exam centres across the state. The examination was conducted peacefully across the state.
On the first day, students appeared Odia examination paper and 13 students were booked for malpractice by the squads.
Board’s president Jahan Ara Begum said at least 30 special squads have been formed at the district education officer level and 30 more at the Board office level to check cheating at the examination centres.
“Our squads covered 88 examination centres on Friday and caught 13 students red-handed while cheating,” said the board’s president.
The students booked for malpractice will be barred from appearing the remaining papers.
The supplementary examination will continue till June 29. Board officials said adequate security arrangements have been made to prevent malpractice and ensure smooth conduct of the exams.
The offline and online form fill-up for the Class X supplementary examination were held between March 25 and May 31 this year. Notably, at least 5,76,398 students from 13489 schools had appeared the matriculation exam this year, out of which 4,38,348 students have passed the examination. Supplementary examination is conducted for those students who could not clear the annual matriculation examination.