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367 booked for malpractice in HSC exam on first day

Bhubaneswar: As many as 367 students were booked for malpractice on the first day of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations on Tuesday, sources said.

No reports of any untoward incident in any of the centres where the examinations were held were reported, sources said. 

School and Mass Education secretary Usha Padhee too visited some schools in the city to take stock of the examination and expressed her satisfaction over the new format of examination. 

“To avoid any eventuality the answer papers would be sealed and immediately taken to the respective nodal centres with tight security soon after the examinations are over,” said Padhee.

More than six lakh students are appearing the annual High School Certificate examination this year.  

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