Bhubaneswar: As many as 582 students were caught red-handed while resorting to malpractice on the first day of the High School Certificate (HSC) examination which started across the State on Monday.
In addition to that centre Superintendents one in Lipisargi High School of Nuapada, was replaced for dereliction of duty on the basis of a report filed by the local tehsildar. Another superintendent was also replaced at a high school at Dhanmandal.
A total of 5,11,443 students are taking up the examinations in both Regular and Ex-Regular streams this year. Among them, 4,67,000 would write the papers in Regular stream, 38, 613 in regular stream and 6, 400 in Madhyama streams in 2, 384 centres across the State.
It should be noted that as many as 125 central squads have been formed which would travel extensively and visit the examination centres to check any malpractice.
Following the incident on the first day of the exams, the Odisha Board of Secondary Education (BSE) authorities have decided to intensify monitoring for the rest of the examinations.