The time-table for Bihar Board Matric Examination 2018 has been released. The Bihar School Education Board will conduct matric (Class 10th) examination in the month of February 2018. In a notification issued on Tuesday, the board said that like the past year, the Class 10th examination will be conducted in two shifts – 9.30 am to 12.45 and 2.00 pm to 05.15 pm.
BSEB class 10 exams will commence on February 21, 2018 with General English and ends on February 28. The practical examination will begin from January 22 and will end on January 24. As per BSEB, students will have to reach the exam centre about half an hour before the scheduled time. They will be given 15 minutes to read the paper.
Bihar Board Matric Examination 2018 Time Table
Time: 9.30 am to 12.45 and 2.00 pm to 05.15 pm.
February 21: General English
February 22: Social Science
February 23: Science
February 24: Mathematics
February 26: Language Paper 1 (Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Maithili)
February 27: Language Paper 2 (Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, Bhojpuri, Hindi (for non-Hindi students)
February 28: Optional Paper
Every year about 15 lakh students appear for Bihar Board Matric Examination. Last year, a total of 15.47 lakh students had appeared, out of which only 13.91% student could passed, a whopping 8.21 lakhs students have failed.
The Bihar School Examination Board conduct annual Secondary School Examination in the month of February/March and Supplementary School Examination in the month of August/September. It is the nodal agency for conducting exams and prescribing syllabus and recognising schools in Bihar.
Although BSEB have been trying hard to ensure free and fair examination but every year it is embroiled in some type of controversy. In recent past the board has been in the news for all wrong reasons. In 2016, a mega scam broke out leading to arrest of many senior officials including its chairman.
The scam popularly known as Bihar toppers scam came into limelight on 31 May 2016 when the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Arts and Humanities topper Ruby Rai, Science topper Saurabh Shrestha and third topper in Science stream Rahul Kumar were interviewed by television channels and they were unable to answer basic questions.
Ruby Rai, student of Vishun Roy College, Kiratpur Raja Ram village in Vaishali district pronounced Political Science as ‘Prodigal Science’ and described it as a subject related to cooking. Science topper Saurabh Shrestha was unaware of electron and proton and wrongly said that aluminium is the most reactive element.
In order to ensure that no negative reporting happens, in February 2017, Secretary of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), Anup Kumar Sinha had directed all the district magistrates and superintendent of police to keep the media out of the examination centers.
Apart from the Secondary School Examination, the Board also conducts departmental examinations such as Diploma in Physical Education, Certificate in Physical Education and Teachers Training Examination.