The Office of the Controller of Examinations has informed that a fine of Rs 100,000 or six months imprisonment or both will be slapped on those involved in irregularities in the Secondary Education Examination starting from March 22.
“The punishment will be as per the law,” said Examination Controller Ambika Prasad Regmi.
Several inspection teams have been formed to conduct the examinations in an orderly manner. The teams comprise board officials, representatives from district education offices, regional education directorate joint secretary from Ministry of Education and District Coordination Committee.
Similarly, the OCE has also readied 1,956 superintendents, 2,450 assistant superintendents, 20,340 assistant invigilators, 10,676 helpers and 29,340 security forces to ensure that the examinations are conducted smoothly. There will be practical examinations for all compulsory subjects except mathematics this year.
According to OCE, separate sets of question papers have been prepared for regular and exempted students this year. “As the course of study for Grade X has been changed, we have prepared two sets of question papers for regular and exempted students,” said Regmi. However, question papers for regular and exempted students of SEE technical stream will not be different.
A total of 485,586 students, including 452,781 regular, 24,071 exempted and 8,734 under technical category are taking the examinations. Students, who had got Grade C or below C Grade in SEE last year, are under exempted category.