Cuttack, Jan 12: A total of 5,92,281 students would appear the State matriculation examination (Class X) this year in Odisha, which is about 8000 less than the number of students appeared for this examination last year.
The examination this year would begin on February 23 and would continue till March 10, sources said adding that evaluation of answer sheets would begin from March 16 and results are likely to be published in the last week of April.
Speaking to reporters here, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) President D P Nanda informed that the examinations would be held in 2,799 centres across the state.
For the safety of question papers, the Board has set up 302 nodal centres where the questions would be stored under police protection round-the-clock.
While 5,63,934 students would appear the examination in Regular stream, 14, 320 would appear in Ex-Regular (new), 9, 620 in Ex-Regular (old) and 4417 would appear the examination in Sanskrit (Madhyama) stream, Nanda informed.