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Over 56 lakh students will appear for UP Board Class 10th and 12th Examination


February 18, 2020: The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Board class 10th and class 12th exams are scheduled to begin 18th February 2020. Over 30 lakh students appear class 10th UP Board exam 2020, while 26 lakh+ students are to attend the Class 12th UP board exam 2020. Both the exams, class 10th and class 12th, end on March 6 this year.


UP Board 10th Result



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This year, the number of candidates registered for the examinations are less than that in 2019. This year 56.1 lakh students are registered to attend the UP board exams while last year the number was 58.6 lakh. 25.86 lakh students are appearing class 10th UP board exams and 30.25 lakh registered for the class 12th UP board exam.

Exam centres distinguished through color-coded answer sheets

The UP board class 10th and class 12th board exams 2020 are being conducted at nearly eight thousand test centres across the state. Among these, the UP Secondary Education Board has distinguished centres to be ‘sensitive’ and ‘hypersensitive’, on the basis of vulnerability to unfair practices.

In order to distinguish these test centres, the board has decided to follow a color-coding system for the answer sheets. The vulnerable districts will use pink and yellow answer sheets for class 10th and green and blue answer sheets for class 12th. The UP board expects that this distinction will help them ensure that the answer-sheets are not replaced by unauthorised personnel. Further, the answer-sheets are also threaded for extra protection.

The UP government has also set up a control room to monitor any illicit activities at the exam centres. Two lakh CCTVs are reportedly installed across all the exam centres to keep a close watch, along with deployment of an equal number of invigilators.

Helplines, social media to facilitate board exam candidates

The UP education board launches two toll free numbers for students and candidates, to help them overcome stress and get answers to any queries they have. Additionally, a new twitter handle is introduced to facilitate quicker information transmission.

UP Board Toll Free Helpline Numbers for Board Exam Candidates (8 am to 8 pm)-
1800-180-5310
1800-180-5312

UP Board twitter handle-
@upboardexam2020

As UP board exams 2020 begin, new ways to counter unfair means introduced.
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