Lucknow: The students who will be appearing for the UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 examinations next year will have to possess Aadhaar Card by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). According to several reports, the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP), the authority which organises the secondary school and Intermediate (Class 10 and Class 12) board exams in the state, has made Aadhaar card mandatory for students appearing in annual board exams scheduled for next year. Indian Express reported that the students will have to reach the exam centre along with their Aadhaar card.
As per UP Board secretary, Neena Srivastava, the idea is to establish the identity of the student. “With the held of Aadhaar number, we will be able to curb fraudulent registrations and many other malpractices,” said she. In case the students fail to carry their Aadhaar cards, the exam authority will not allow them to sit for the exams.
For class 10, a total of 37,12,508 students are expected to appear while in class 12, it is about 30,17,032. In all, 67,29,540 students will sit for the exams. The number of candidates has increased from last year. In 2017, as many as 3.40 lakh students appeared from class 10, while for class 12, as many as 2654492 students registered for the exam.
UP Board class 10 and class 12 exams for this academic year are scheduled to begin from February 6 next year. According to the time table released on October last week, the class 10 board exams will continue till 22 February and while the class 12 exams will be held till March 14, 2018.