The Board shall conduct the High School Certificate Examination twice a year. The first examination shall be called the Annual Examination and the Second Examination shall be called the Supplementary Examination 'Provided that the Board may conduct more than one such Annual and Supplementary Examinations if so directed by the State Government'.
Daksh Prasad, Presidents if Board of Secondary Education said, "WE have decided to conduct the matriculation examination from Feb 20 and it will conclude within one month. The results will be published in April. This would enable our students tp apply for their higher education in other national institutions. Form fill up matriculation examination would end by December 24, 2012".
To amend the matriculation examination system, the board has decided to introduce question-cum-answer booklet in the examination. Space will be provided in the question booklet for the students to answer.
"This step will help check malpractice during examination an would also put a check on the erratic evaluation of the answers by the examiners," said Nanda.
Frequently, matriculation examination in the state are he;d in the month of March every year and the results are published by June end. Many students, who aspire to take admission in national colleges have to suffer as by the time HSC results are published admissions in reputed colleges are over.
This year the matriculation examination was dogged by controversies. The examination had to be rescheduled following theft of question papers from an examination centre. Even the results and the list of top of 100 students was leaked a day before its official announcement.
In another mismanagement, examiners were found checking answer sheets in candlelight at a centre.