Report by Priyabrata Nayak, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mass Education Department taken the decision to introduce question-cum-answer booklet in 2013 matriculation examination. This was informed by the Mass Education Minister Rabi Narayan Nanda to media.
Minsiter Nanda said that the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) approved the proposal for introducing a question-cum-answer sheet for the 2013 High School Certificate (HSC) examination scheduled to begin from February 20. He said that the candidates would be required to write answers within a specified space on the question paper.
The new provision allows for 20 per cent more space for each individual question. Besides this, two extra blank pages will be attached after the last page to ensure that students have scope to rewrite answers or corrections. Students will also get 15 minutes instead of 10 to go through the question-cum-answer sheet and clarify doubts with centre invigilators.
The basic format of the question paper-cum-answer sheet would be available on www.bseorissa.in for students to download sample papers.