The Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Council (UPMSP) has announced that for the class 10 board exam in 2023, students will use an OMR sheet instead of a regular answer sheet. The change is in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
This change will help standardize the class 10 board exams across the country and make it easier for students to transfer their credits to another board if they choose to do so.
70 marks will be divided between two sections in the UPMSP 10th written examination, as reported by a leading news source. The first section, worth 20 marks, will be multiple choice questions that must be answered on the OMR sheet. The second section, worth 50 marks, will be descriptive questions to be answered on a traditional copy.
The OMR sheet will be used for classes 11 and 12 in the 2024 and 2025 school years, respectively. Once this system is implemented, answer sheets will be checked in two ways: OMR sheets will be assessed using computer scanning while normal answer sheets will continue to be assessed by teachers.
The UP board released the final figures of candidates appearing for the high school and intermediate board exams in 2023. As per the data, approximately 58,78,448 students registered on the official website of the board. This is the highest number of registrations in high school and intermediate in the last five years.
A total of 31,28,318 students registered for high school, 31,19,372 of which are regular students and 8,946 are private students. Similarly, 27,50,130 students registered for the intermediate examination, 25,83,443 of which are regular and 1,66,697 are private.