New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Board Exams 2019 will begin from February 7 for both class 10 and class 12, said state Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma. The exams will be concluded in 16 days this term. According to ANI, Sharma said he was yet to make an official announcement. The state government is likely to It is expected that the state government would keep a strict check on exam practices in 2019 as well.

The UP board, the biggest board in the country, has always been in the news for either delay in conducting exams or over mass cheating.  This year, the government had taken several precautionary measures to check unfair practices during the board exams. Once the results were out, CM Yogi Adityanath felicitated the toppers. However, Alok Mishra, one of the Class 10 toppers had to pay a penalty for a bounced cheque of Rs 1 lakh, awarded to him by Yogi.

Alok, a student of High School in Young Stream Inter College in Barabanki district, had scored 93.5 per cent and secured the seventh rank overall in the state. On May 29, he was called to Lucknow, where Yogi presented him a cheque of Rs 1 lakh. The cheque bounced later when Alok’s parents presented it in his Dena Bank account on June 5.