UP Board Exams 2019: The Uttar Pradesh Board exams for class X and XII begins on Thursday. Over 58 lakh students are set to appear in high school and intermediate examinations of the UP Board. To ensure smooth and cheating free conduction of UP Board Exams 2019, several measures have been taken up by the authorities. The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP), last year in October, had released the model question papers for class X and XII board exams. The same can be downloaded from the official website-upmsp.edu.in.

The UP Board Exams 2019 will be conducted across 8,354 examination centres in 75 districts of the state and a total of 58,06,922 of class X and XII will appear.

Briefing about the arrangements, UP Board Secretary Nina Srivastava on Wednesday said, “High school and intermediate examinations of the UP Board begin tomorrow. CCTVs and voice recorders have been installed at exam halls. We are committed to conduct cheating free exams across the state.”

Adding further, Srivastava, as quoted by Hindustan Times, said, “Strict measures, including heavy deployment of police, have been put in place. Invigilation staff has been instructed to ensure that unfair means are not used. We are trying for the first time to hold examinations in 16 working days, which should be a record in itself. Sector and zonal magistrates at exam centres have also been deputed to check any untoward incident.”

In 2018, more than 29 lakh students had appeared for the class 12 board exams and almost 36 lakh students appeared for the class 10 board exams. Meanwhile in 2017, nearly 60 lakh students had appeared for the exams.