PSEB Class 10, Class 12 Result Date 2018: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) which is yet to declare its Class 10 and Class 12 Board results 2018, released the statistics of the dip in the number of cheating cases in the last three years. According to the Punjab Board, after a thorough examination of the number of reports under the ‘Unfair Mean Cases’ (UMCs) registered with the Board, there has been a 90 per cent decrease in cheating cases from 2014. For instance, the number of UMCs for Class 10 students came down to 28 in 2017 from 278 in 2014 while for Class 12 students, the UMCs came down to 34 in 2017 to 274 in 2014.

PSEB chairman Manohar Kant Kalohia said that strict measures taken by the Board has helped in decreasing the number of unfair means used by the students during Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations. He said that it is not just the students who will be taken to task if found cheating but even the staff supervising the exam will have to face the consequences. Citing ‘Zero tolerance to cheating’ as their motto, Kalohia said that the PSEB was even conducting re-exams for the same. This re-examination is being held for those centres where the original exam was cancelled because of mass copying. Students who will be appearing for the re-exam, will also have to pay a fee of Rs. 100 per subject.

PSEB chairman Kalohia also added that sensitive areas which were prone to mass cheating had been thoroughly examined and detailed inquiries have been made for the same. He said that the Punjab Board was working on a proposition that would cancel the affiliation of the staff involved in mass cheating and as well as the centres who come under the scanner for this. He added that open school centres would be closely monitored.

Meanwhile, students are advised to keep a check on the PSEB’s official website- for latest updates.