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Jaunpur: In the latest update, the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has confirmed that the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, UPMSP or UP Board as commonly known would be releasing the UP Board Examination Results 2018 this month. The official update was released yesterday. The updates also confirm that the new session would start from April 16, 2018. Usually, UP Board releases the results in the month of May or June. Earlier reports had hinted that the results would be released on June 9. However, the latest reports confirm that the results would be released in the month of April itself. As many as 57 lakh candidates had registered for the UP Board Class 10 and 12 examinations this year.

Speaking to PTI, the Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma while inaugurating a school in Jaunpur confirmed the same. Sharma states, “We are happy that it was a copying-free examination and the answer sheets have been evaluated in time. We will declare the results of UP Board examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 in April.” He further added, “All universities have been directed to ensure all examinations are over by June 15. The government is also making efforts that from next year all universities hold their examinations at the same time.”

UP Board Examinations continue to draw attention for many reasons. One of the biggest board in the country in terms of number, the UP Board has been notoriously famous for mass cheating instances to a large degree. The crackdown on cheating mafias, the implementation of tight security measures and mandatory attendance have all assisted the board in conducting the examinations largely without instances. Now, with the results expected in April, the board would be setting new standards of efficiency.

The fallout of the tight security measures saw as many as 10 lakh students, and probably more, opting out of the examinations this year. The examinations were conducted between February 6 and March 12. Talking about the crackdown on the cheating mafia, Sharma said, “The state government has checkmated copying mafia in the state. Some elements who are still running away from the government will be identified by next year.”

The Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma also holds the portfolio of state’s Secondary and Higher Education. He has launched an internet portal for teachers to register their grievances and assured that the grievances would be resolved by June. The secondary schools in Uttar Pradesh would now conform to the syllabus on the pattern of the National Council of Educational Research and Training or NCERT. The Dep. CM has also stated that those who ran schools from cattle sheds would not be allowed to operate. Neither would the schools who only operate on contract to conduct examinations operate in the state anymore.

The latest official updates have not provided the dates of the release of the results. The new academic session will start on April 16, and the schools would be getting the new education calendar by July 2018. In the meanwhile, it is confirmed that the UP Matric or Class 10 and UP Inter or Class 12 results for the exams conducted in February – March 2018.

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