There was a fall in number of students appearing for Uttar Pradesh Board examinations. This drop down was due to the strict provisions made to avoid fraudulent practices during examination. On Tuesday, UP board Exams started for class 10 and 12 and will continue till March 12.
Deputy Director Education Vikas Srivastava said, “On the first day of examinations on Tuesday, over 1,80,826 students did not appear. It included over 53,100 high school and over 1.27 lakh intermediate students”.
In this year’s UP board exam, a total of 66,37,018 students were registered to appear. These include 36,55,691 students appearing for class 10 exams and 29,81,327 students for class 12 exams.
Previously, in Class 10, 81.8% and in Class 12, 82.62% students were declared successful. Over 60.61 lakh candidates-34.04 lakh for Class 10 and 26.56 lakh for Class 12 were registered for the high school and intermediate exams in 2017.
With the introduction of the strict measures around 5.94 lakh candidates left the exams and 1,862 examines were caught copying. One of the Education official said that this fall in number of students was because of the number of measures initiated by the state government, including installation of CCTV cameras in exam halls and local intelligence to check activities of education mafia.