The students appearing for the UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 examinations 2018 will have to possess Aadhaar Card by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP), the authority which organizes the secondary school and Intermediate (Class 10 and Class 12) board exams in the state, has made Aadhaar card mandatory for students appearing in annual board exams scheduled for next year. The students will have to reach the exam center along with their Aadhaar card.
This direction comes by the UP board after several universities and examination authorities have made similar rules regarding the Aadhaar car for academic and competitive exams. CBSE, Railways, UPSC and Haryana Board of Secondary Education have made Aadhaar mandatory for several of academic and competitive exams.
UP Board class 10 and class 12 exams for this academic year are scheduled to begin from February 6 next year. According to the timetable released in October last week, the class 10 board exams will continue until 22 February and while the class 12 exams will be held until March 14, 2018.
Uttar Pradesh Board Secretary Neena Srivastava had said then the Class 10 exams would be completed in 14 working days this time while the exams for Class 12 will conclude in 25 working days, as desired by the Yogi Adityanath government.
Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who also holds charge of Secondary Education and Higher Education Departments, had asserted that the exams this year would be conducted with full transparency, be cheating free and also be done within a month.
High school or class 10 exams will be conducted between February 6 and February 22, and intermediate or class 12 between February 6 and March 10 next year.
As many as 67,02,483 students have enrolled for the exams this year. Of this, 37,12,508 are for Class 10 and 29,89,975 for Class 12, reported Indo-Asian News Service.