Bhubaneswar: The annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations are going to commence from today. In total 6,08,070 candidates will to appear in the examinations at 2,983 centres across the State.

On the first day of the test, the students will attend the First Language paper. As per the schedule, the examination will start from 9 am and continue till 11 am. However, the students have to enter the centres by 8.30 am and receive the OMR sheet. The question-cum-answer booklet will be handed over to the students by 8.45 am to read the questions for 15 minutes.

Students have to appear objective type questions in the first hour of the examination. The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has made elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of the test. Three-tier squad has been formed to keep a close eye on centres to check malpractice.

For first of its kind, the name of the candidates have been printed on the OMR sheets this year. “After getting the OMR sheet,candidates should ensure that that was correct one. We have printed the name of the examinees on the sheet this year. The candidate has to darken the set code properly and invigilators have been asked for proper attestation of the sheet.” said Nihar Ranjan Mohanty, Controller of Examination, BSE.

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