Board exams in Utter Pradesh are starting from today i.e. Tuesday, 12th of March, 2013. This time, UP has record number of students sitting in High School and Intermediate exams. High School exams will continue till the 3rd of April, whereas Intermediate exams till April 18.
The number of candidates for UP board exams this year is about 37,99,174 and 26,95,749 for the High School and Intermediate exams, respectively. This means a huge total of 64,94,923 candidates and quite a remarkable increase of 5 lakh more students as compared to the last year.
The board has 19,341 (10,009 for High School and 9,332 for Intermediate) centres in total across the State. To add to the interest, even 268 jail inmates are appearing for UP Board exams. Also, the Board is fully prepared this time to prevent any possible obscurities and has decided to code answer sheets. Such steps have been taken into consideration keeping some sensitive districts of UP.