ExamCuttack: The annual High School Certificate Examination will start from March 19.

“The time table for the examination will be published with in a week,” said Satyakam Mishra, President of the Board of Secondary Education on Friday.

As per sources, the board had earlier decided to conduct the examination in February this year but had to reschedule it because of the panchayat polls.

It may be noted that till now, 5.5 lakh students have filled up forms to appear for the matriculation examination this year. The last date for filling up of forms is January 16, 2012. 150 squards will be formed by the board to check malpractice.

The examination will continue till March 31, 2012.