Evaluators find bizarre appeals by students during UP Board exam paper evaluation
27 March, 2018: This year around 66.4 lakhs candidates had registered for UP board examinations including 36.6 lakhs for high school and 29.8 lakhs for intermediate classes. However, due to strict measures taken by the UP Board authorities to curb cheating inside the exam halls, 11,27,815 examinees left the exams midway while 1,146 were caught using unfair means during exams.
This year, the UP Board exams for class 10 took place from 6 to 22 February while the UP board Intermediate exams took place from 6 February to 12 March. The evaluation process for the class 10 and 12 board exams began from March 17. A total of 1.46 lakhs examiners are involved in the evaluation process of the students. The evaluation is scheduled to be completed in a period of 15 days.
UP Board secretary Neena Srivastava reportedly said the early declaration of results is because the exams started before time. She said that the results will also be out early. “In 40-45 days, we have plans to publish both classes' results. After evaluation, we will send copies for double-checking at our regional offices," she added.
Scared of failure in the board exams and in dire need of a high school or intermediate pass certificate, several examinees have made bizarre appeals to evaluators. Some of them have even tried to bribe these evaluators for lenient evaluation by keeping currency notes of denominations from Rs 10 to Rs 100 in the answer sheets. The appeals written in the answer scripts range from asking evaluators to consider the examinee as their own daughter and grant pass marks to a love affair being the reason for not having studied well for the exam.