Students who will be appearing for UP board class 10, 12 exams will now have to possess 75 per cent attendance for appearing in the same. Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad took the decision and also stated that all those students whose attendance is below 75 per cent will be debarred from sitting in the exams.

The online registration process for next year's exams have begun for both private and regular students on July 20. The last date to submit the duly filled form is October 10.

Reason behind the decision 

As per a Dainik Jagran report, the government has taken this decision to improve education condition in the state. The UP Board has directed all the officials to inspect these schools regularly to check whether teachers and students are attending the class or not. The official has to submit a report to the UP Board.

Irregularity may stop salary payment

Also, the schools head who delay online registration for board exams to the last day, the UP Board plans to stop their salary payments. According to a TOI report, Secretary of UP Board, Neena Srivastava, said the idea is to avoid any last-minute technical snag in the central server.

The reason behind the decision is that last year several principals did not utilise the one-month period and uploaded the details on UP Board's official website on the last date. Due to this, the central server faced technical issues. UP Board has 20,945 schools affiliated to it.