The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha has released the schedule for the Class 12 exams at http://chseodisha.nic.in. The examinations for Arts, Science and Commerce streams will begin from May 18 and continue till June 12. The exams for vocational courses will begin on May 28 and will be concluded in 12 days. The CHSE Class 12 registration process began on February 6 and will continue till March 3. All the papers will be held in the morning shift from 9.15 am to 12.15 pm at multiple centres in various cities across the state. The board has also released the HSE practical exam 2021 dates for all the subjects. It is scheduled to be conducted between April 29 and May 8.
CHSE has asked principals and nodal officers to inform the external examiners about the practical exams in advance. It also stated that in case of any delay in communication or any alternative arrangement made by the principals or centre superintendents without CHSE approval, the test will be discarded and results will be withheld.
A New Indian Express report said, the exam dates will not clash with any of the national level competitive exams or entrance exams. Also, a gap of two or three days has been provided to the students before the important papers. The exam will be conducted under CCTV surveillance, said Controller of Examination BK Sahu.
Around 3.50 lakh students will write the plus two examination this year. The papers will be conducted by following all the COVID-19 safety guidelines and social distancing norms. Candidates are requested to visit the official website of CHSE, Odisha for further updates.
CHSE starts Odisha Class 12 exams with English every year, however, this year, the first paper will be Physics.