Odisha Government to provide Exam Guide for HSC Students

Samir Ranjan Dash, Odisha’s School and Mass Education Minister has informed that the state government will provide an exam guide to the students appearing for the class 12 board examinations. The 700-page guide ‘Pariksha Darpan’ will be offered free of cost to all students. The decision was taken keeping in mind the loss of physical classes and its effect on education during the pandemic.

“The state government will distribute free of cost ‘Pariksha Darpan’ (exam guide) book to all the 6,20,508 students who will appear in the annual matriculation (Class 10) examination. ‘Parikshya Darpan’ a 700-page guide book will help students to prepare for the upcoming crucial board examination. In order to reduce the stress of the students, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had asked the department to help candidates,” the minister announced.

“Though the Odisha government had earlier reduced 30% of the syllabus for the Class 10 board examination, students still face difficulties for the exam. The new book ‘Pariksha Darpan’ contains probable questions and answers,” Das added.

The students of government, government-aided and private schools appearing in the matriculation examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) would also get the guide book free of cost. The final exam will start on May 3.

Previously, the Chief Minister had announced a waiver of examination fees for the matriculation examination, keeping in mind the pandemic’s impact on the people’s livelihood across the state. The state will sustain ₹27 crores towards the examination fee abandonment. If it were not for the wavier, every candidate would have had to pay Rs 420 for filling up forms for the annual high school certificate examination.

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