UP Board Exam 2018: Over 1.8 Lakh Class 10, 12 Students Skip First Exam After Strict Measures Taken to Avert Cheating

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UP Board Exam 2018: Over 1.8 Lakh Class 10, 12 Students Skip First Exam After Strict Measures Taken to Avert Cheating

The 1,80,826 students, who skipped Uttar Pradesh board examinations 2018 on the first day, included over 1.27 lakh class 12 students.

UP Board Exam 2018: More than 1.8 lakh students of class 10 and 12 students did not appear in the first UP Board Exam 2018 after Yogi Adityanath-led government took strict measures to prevent cheating. To avert cheating the board exams in Uttar Pradesh, the government had installed CTV cameras, Special Task Force (STF) and local intelligence to check activities of education mafia, and tightened security at exam centres.

The UP Board Exam 2018 began on February 6 and will continue till March 12. A total of 66,37,018 students – 36,55,691 class 10 students and 29,81,327 class 12 students – had registered for the Uttar Pradesh board exams 2018. The 1,80,826 students, who skipped Uttar Pradesh board examinations 2018 on the first day, included over 1.27 lakh class 12 students.

“On the first day of examinations yesterday, over 1,80,826 students did not appear. It included over 53,100 high school and over 1.27 lakh intermediate students,” Deputy Director Education Vikas Srivastava told PTI. An officer said that many students skipped the first UP Board Exam because of the strict measures by the authorities that were taken to prevent cheating.

TOTAL STUDENTS ABSENT IN UP BOARD CLASS 10, 12 EXAM 2018

City Total Absentees (Number)
Hardoi 11,141
Azamgarh 8,842
Jaunpur 6,330
Gonda 6299
Firozabad 5,214
Mainpuri 4,922
Hathras 5,567
Moradabad 6,034
Gorakhpur 4,193
Sant Kabir Nagar 5,160

In Hardoi, according to the reports, a total of 11,141 students were absent on the first day of the UP board exam 2018. Azamgarh had 8,842 students as absent, Jaunpur had 6,330, Gonda had 6,299, Firozabad had 5,214,  were absent, Mainpuri 4,922, Hathras 5,567, Moradabad 6,034, Gorakhpur 4,193, Sant Kabir Nagar 5,160 students who did not appear for the first board exam, reported PTI.

A number of strict measures were taken due to increasing number of cheating appearing in the UP Board Exams 2018. Although last year class 10 recorded at 81.18 per cent and class 12 recorded 82.62 per cent students as successful, nearly 5.94 lakh candidates had left exams due to strict measures and 1,862 examinees were caught copying.