Bhubaneswar: The schedule for the annual Matric and Plus II examinations in Odisha will be announced next week, said School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Saturday.
“I will have a meeting with the officials of the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) and the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) on December 24 and hope that they will announce the examination schedule by December 31,” the minister told the media here.
Sources in the CHSE said that the annual Plus II practical examination, which is usually held in the first week of January, will most likely be held in the last week of the month.
“The students of Odisha do not get enough time to prepare for the all India examinations like the JEE and the NEET due to delay announcement of the annual Matric and Plus II examination schedule,” said educationist Pritish Acharya.
Usually, the annual Matric examination is held in the last week of February while annual Plus II examinations are held in the first week of March.
It may be mentioned that the CBSE and the ICSE have announced the schedule for the annual examination for Class X and XII.