UP Board Makes Aadhaar Card Mandatory For 10th and 12th Students
15 November, 2017: UPMSP or the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, the board which conducts the UP class 10 and 12 board exams has declared Aadhaar cards compulsory identification for students appearing for their board examinations in 2018.
Students appearing for their 10th and 12th standard exams have to mandatorily carry their Aadhaar cards to the test centre.
According to authorities, students appearing for the examinations, which are scheduled from the 6th of Feb, 2018, will not be allowed to enter the test centre without their Aadhaar Card.
The UP Board secretary, Neena Shrivastava, told media houses and new agencies that the move is a means to curb fraudulent practices and other exam-related illegal activities.
This new policy is expected to lessen fake registrations and also prevent mass cheating in Uttar Pradesh.
Making the Aadhaar card compulsory for the almost 67 lakh students expected to give the 10th and 12th boards, will reduce the possibility of impersonation in board exams.