HSC, Plus II examinations to be held offline: Minister

Bhubaneswar: The annual High School Certificate (HSC) and Plus II examinations 2021 will be conducted offline in Odisha, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Thursday.

He said as the CBSE has announced regarding the Class X and XII board examinations that will be conducted in written mode next year, the state government will also hold the examinations accordingly.

The Minister said that examinations will be delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is not possible on the part of both Board of Secondary Education (BSE) and Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) to conduct the matric and Plus II examinations in February and March respectively because many students are far off getting online education during the closure of schools due to pandemic,” the Minister said.