UP Boards 2024: Exam Center Selection To Be Based On Geolocation Data
The UP Board has recently made a groundbreaking decision regarding the upcoming High School and Intermediate 2024 exams. In an effort to streamline the examination center selection process, they will now utilize geolocation data to calculate distances between centers. To facilitate this new approach, the UP Board has developed a cutting-edge mobile application integrated with an API.
Principals now have the opportunity to download version 10 or higher of the UP Board's mobile application from the official website onto their Android phones. With this app, principals can effortlessly capture a photograph of their school premises. The application instantly generates the geo location of the school, which is then attached along with the school photograph.
In a seamless process, the latitude and longitude coordinates of each school's location are automatically uploaded to the UP Board's server. To support this initiative, the UP Board has activated the website upmsp.edu.in specifically for this purpose. This platform will serve as a comprehensive database where detailed and accurate information about the physical resources of all secondary schools across the state will be uploaded.
This strategic step eliminates the challenges associated with distance-related issues in exam scheduling. The UP Board has taken decisive actions to strengthen the examination center selection process. The Director General of School Education, Vijay Kiran Anand, has mandated the use of geolocation for determining examination centers. In alignment with this directive, the UP Board has initiated the necessary procedures, which will significantly enhance the reliability and transparency of the examination center determination process.
Furthermore, UP Board Secretary, Dibya Kant Shukla, officially announced that the board examinations held in 2023 were conducted at an impressive count of 8,753 examination centers. This remarkable achievement becomes even more significant when considering the extensive network of UP Board schools, exceeding a total of 27,000 throughout the entire state. The magnitude of this accomplishment underscores the importance of the UP Board in conducting examinations on such a large scale.