Manipur HSLC Exam 2024 kicks off peacefully amid bandh

A total of 37,715 students are appearing in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination, 2024, conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM).

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 16 Mar 2024, 1:15 am


The High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination, 2024, conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) kicked off successfully amid the statewide bandh called by 13 different CSOs on Friday.

This year, a total of 37,715 students are appearing in the exam out of which 19,087 are male while 18,628 are female. The students are giving their exam in 154 centres across the state.

The distribution of students from various educational backgrounds showcased 9,119 attendees from government schools, 1,315 from aided institutions, and 27,281 from private schools.

For the first time, examination materials and confidential documents were dispatched under the supervision of Nodal Officers appointed by the state government, particularly for centres located in hill districts.

Speaking to the media, an official dispatched at a centre in Imphal East stated that the exams kicked off smoothly without any disturbance but appealed to all concerned bodies to refrain from commencing any protests and agitations during the exam.

“The exam is the beginning of their academic career and as such, any disturbance can throw them off mentally. Fear and intimidation is not a suitable environment for students,” she said.

However, she pointed out that the new BOSEM guidelines for filling up the answer posed a slight problem for the students at first.

“The students must fill out their details and darken them on very limited space within 15 minutes. The students had to fill out three different answer sheets for Science on the first day which created a lot of confusion among the students,” she said.

She maintained that it would be beneficial for students and invigilators if BOSEM upgraded such procedures to ease instead of creating confusion among students.


The students will adapt eventually as the exam goes on but still unnecessary hectic procedures should be discarded, she added.

She suggested that it would be better for all teachers and exam officials if information and training about such changes in the examination system are provided one or two months prior to the exam. That way, the teachers can also acquaint the students with the changes, she added.

Imphal Free Press found the same issue in several other examination centres within Imphal.

Meanwhile, a mother waiting for her ward expressed concern over the future of their children amid the crisis.

“We are extremely worried about their academic career,” she said.

As such, she appealed to all concerned not to commence or call any protests, agitations or bandh during the exam.

“They have suffered enough because of the ongoing conflict. As such, any sort of disturbance could seriously severe their future,” she said.

It may be mentioned that BOSEM adopted a contemporary approach by introducing CBSE designed answer sheet formats.

In this regard, BOSEM chairman  Akham Joykumar had urged the invigilators to facilitate the student candidates in filling up their details in the answer sheet during a recent press conference.

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Ukhrul: The High School Leaving Certificate examination conducted by the BoSEM commenced peacefully on Friday across Ukhrul and Kamjong districts.

Ahead of the exam several students were found to be anxiously searching for their class rooms and coupled with this examination stress were very palpable as Friday being the first day. However, as the exam progressed a ray of hope could be seen in them with students minding their own business knowing that they have to finish writing their paper on time.

Conducted at 11 different centres across Ukhrul and Kamjong districts, a total of 2,233 students are appearing for the board examination.

At Chingai centre, a total of 275  students are appearing in the examination, while at Jessami centre 68 students are appearing for the board exam.

It is worth mentioning that Jessami was declared as one of the examination centres this year.

Local sources said that the declaration of Jessami as an exam centre has greatly helped many poor villagers as earlier students from this remote area used to travel long distances involving huge expenditure to write the exam. The timely act reflects good governance reaching the door step of the needy, they said.
No untoward incidents were reported in the two district exam centres.

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Churachandpur: The High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSCLE) 2024 under the Board of Secondary Education Manipur ( BoSEM) began on Friday at Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts where  3,546 students are appearing for the exam at 15 Centres of the districts.

At the end of Friday’s exam, there was no report of any untoward incident or use of unfair means or the like thanks to the police on vigil and frisking the candidate prior to their entrance. The 15 examination centres were looked after by 45 officials who were called OC, AOC and SO with one each of them deputed at the 15 examination centres.

It May be mentioned that, the two districts last year witnessed a total student of 3,331 students taking the HSLC exam under BoSEM thus witnessing a rise of 217 students this year due to the presence of IDPs students.



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IMPHAL, Manipur


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