HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Higher Secondary Education Board has prepared two sets of questions for a few papers of grade XI and XII, in a bid to discourage students from cheating in the tests that are to be held soon.
The board has adopted the strategy, which is in its pilot phase, to prevent students from discussing answers with friends and resort to other unfair means, said a board official.
“There were instances of question leaks and cheating in the exam hall in the past. We want to minimise such things in the future,” said Bhim Lal Gurung, member-secretary of the board, speaking at an Education Journalists’ Network-organised programme today.
The board said two sets of questions have been prepared for major subjects.
It said it has already printed question papers for 137 different subjects for the exams, which are to begin on April 29 (for grade XII) and May 13 (for grade XI).
A total of 462,015 students are going to sit for the grade XI exam and 405,526 examinees are taking the grade XII exam this year. A total of 30,268 officials, including superintendents, security personnel, assistants, invigilators are to be deployed for grade XII exams while 31,606 people would be deployed for that of grade XI.
Durga Aryal, controller at HSEB, said the board has already made preparations for the upcoming exams. He said, “We have already sent question papers and answer sheets to all the exam centres.”
HSEB has fixed 925 exam centres in different parts of the country for grade XI and XII exams.
It has also established an Exam Control Room to disseminate
information related to the exams during the exam days.