Evaluation and Assessment is an integral component of any
teaching-learning system. The Government of India in 1990 vested
UPSOSB with the authority to examine and certify students up to
pre-degree level, and thus, UPSOSB became one of the National Boards
of Examination. It is the only Board which conducts two
full-fledged examinations every year during April/May and
October/Novermber. UPSOSB has been conducting its public examinations
Unique Features of the UPSOSB Examination System
- UPSOSB does not have the infrastructure of its own. It shares the
infrastructure and human resources of the institutions established
by the public sector and private sector to conduct its examinations
without disturbing their academic schedule.
- UPSOSB gives a lot of flexibility to the students in matters
related to examination such as (no compulsion of appearing in all
the subjects at the same examination) appearing in one or more
subjects in the examination as per the convenience, credit
accumulation of the passed subjects, nine chances to appear in the
public examinations over a period of five years, and transfer of
credit of two subjects passed from other selected boards and up to
four subjects in the case of ex-UPSOSB learners.
- A student is allowed to write answers in the examination in any
of the scheduled languages of India except language papers even if
he/she has not opted for that medium.
- A student can appear in On Demand Examination at Secondary
level and Senior Secondary level examination any number of times as
per his/her convenience.
Uttar Pradesh State Open School Board has the
following features Innovations in its Evaluation
Uttar Pradesh State Open School Board has certain features in
its evaluation system such as freedom to answer the questions in
Public Examinations in any one of the scheduled regional languages,
although the Question Papers supplied would generally be in English
and Hindi available Regional mediums only. Intimation letter and
Certificate have scanned photographs of the learners; and the
information about Examination Centres and results are made
available online. Besides, UPSOSB has been doing innovations in the
evaluation system to maintain its credibility and standards. The On
Demand Examination System at Secondary and Senior Secondary level
for the registered canditates is one such innovation.
- Freedom to answer the question in Public Examinations in any
one of the scheduled regional Languages, although the Question
Papers supplied would generally be in English and Hindi/available
Regional medium only.
- Hall tickets with Scanned photograph of the learners.
- Information about examination centres and results are made
Uttar Pradesh State Open School Board
The Public Examinations are held twice a year in the months of
April-May and October-November on dates fixed by the UPSOSB. However,
you are also eligible to appear through On Demand Examination at
Secondary Level and Senior Secondary level in those subjects only
in which you have admission in UPSOSB. Registration for Public
Examination for admission through AIs as well as Online admission
under Stream 1 To appear for the UPSOSB examination, you must
register yourself by filling up the Examination Form and paying
requisite examination fee as per schedule given.
- For April-May Examination : 1st December to 31st December
(without late Fee)
- For April-May Examination : 01st January to 10th January (with
late fee of Rs. 100 per subject)
- For April-May Examination : 11th January to 20th January (with
consolidated Late Fee of Rs. 1500)
- For October-November Examination : 1st June to 30th June
(without late Fee)
- For October-November Examination : 01st July to 10th July (with
late Fee of Rs. 100 per subject)
- For October-November Examination : 11th July to 20th July (with
consolidated late Fee of Rs. 1500)
- Learners admitted to Senior Secondary Course must ensure that
for the purpose of obtaining a certificate at the Senior Secondary
level, a two-year gap is essential from the year of passing the
Secondary examination. If you do not have the requisite gap of two
years, you can appear in a maximum of four subjects only in the
forthcoming April-May examination and subsequent October-November
Examination. You will be eligible to appear in the remaining
subjects only on completion of the two years gap. In the absence of
the two years gap, your examination fee will be adjusted for the
first four opted subjects and the remaining fee, if paid for other
subjects, will be forfeited.
- No examination fee will be accepted at UPSOSB Headquarters.
- In case, your AI stands cancelled/ non functional, you may pay
your fee in the prescribed form at the concerned Regional Centre of
the area as listed in "Appendix-D" within the prescribed dates in
person or by post along with the bank draft. The Bank Draft is to
be drawn in favour of "Secretary, National Institute of Open
Schooling," payable at the concerned Regional Centre.
- Contact your AI or log on to UPSOSB website about two weeks prior
to commencement of examination for finding out details regarding
your Examination Centre and date sheet.
- Fixation of Examination Centre is the prerogative of UPSOSB.
However, the Examination Centres are normally fixed in District
Headquarters, Sub-Divisional Headquarters and other available
places nearest to the AIs.
- You have to appear in the Examination Centre allotted to you by
UPSOSB. The decision of UPSOSB with regard to allotment of Examination
Centre will be final. l In case, you appear in an Examination
Centre other than allotted by UPSOSB, your result will not be
declared and your case will be treated as having resorted to unfair
You can avail as many as nine chances to appear in the public
examinations spread over a period of five years. UPSOSB holds
external examinations twice a year.UPSOSB will keep and accumulate
your passes (Credit) in particular subjects in its computer till
you clear all the required subjects for a certification. Avail this
flexible scheme of examination to learn well and to get better
It may, however, become necessary for the UPSOSB to revise the
syllabus of different courses from time to time.
If a Senior Secondary candidate passes in Practicals but fails
in the Theory of a subject, his/her Practical awards are retained
and he/she can appear in Theory examinations. However, if he/she
re-appears in practicals again, then better of the two results will
be taken into account.
Likewise the part credit of passing in the Theory but failing in
Practicals is retained. But the examination fee of both
Theory and Practicals has to be paid even if the candidates does
not intend to appear in Theory or Practicals.
For Secondary examinations, theory and practicals are considered
as one unit and a candidate has to pass in aggregate of the two.
Hence, a candidate reappearing in a subject is required to appear
in both theory and practicals.
For the purpose of obtaining a certificate at the Senior
Secondary level, a two-year gap is essential from the year of
passing the Secondary examination. If you don not have the
requisite gap of two years, you can appear in a maximum of four
subjects only in the forth coming March-May and subsequent
September-November Examinations. You will be eligible to appear in
the remaining subjects only on completion of the two years gap. If
a candidate with less than two years gap applies for examination in
more than four subjects, then the registration for examination will
be done only for the first four subjects. The remaining subjects
will not be considered and the fee will be forfeited.
Improvement of Performance
UPSOSB allows you to apply again in a subject, which you have
already passed, for improvement of performance but only once.
You have to apply for improvement in the same manner as for
appearing at the first chance examination and pay the required fee.
This chance can be availed only once within the five years of
For subjects involving Practicals you have to appear in both
Theory and practicals for improvement in the performance.
Better of the two results would be considered and indicated in
Issue of Mark sheet and Certificate
You shall receive a Mark-Sheet on declaration of result through
your AI. Provisional and Migration Certificate will be issued to
successful candidates. The passing certificate will be issued about
six months after declaration of Results.
UPSOSB does not issue any Bonafide/Transfer/School
Leaving/ Character/Date of Birth Certificate separately to its
In case of your passing in additional subjects(s) or improvement
of performance in one or more than one subject, no fresh
certificate will be issued; you shall be issued only a
No migration Certificate will be issued to the learners unless
they complete their course
The stress in UPSOSB is to bring out the best in you. Every
subject is not equally difficult for you. You can learn some
subjects very well, may be in six months, whereas some requires
more than a year. Keeping this in mind, UPSOSB allows you to appear
in or two subjects, so to build confidence in you of doing well in
the examination. You can take some more subjects in the next
examination, but do well in each. As soon as you complete the
required number of subjects, you get your certificate.
Pass and Certification Criteria
||A minimum of 33% marks in the aggregate (Theory plus Practicals
where applicable) in the public examination.
||Pass in 5 subjects including at least one but not more than two
|Senior Secondary Course
||A minimum of 33% marks (separately in theory and Practicals in
subjects having both and also in aggregate) in the public
||Pass in 5 subjects including at least one but not more than two
Policy on "Mass Copying"
Penalities for resorting to Mass Copying in examinations
in UPSOSB :-
Following penalities are levied against the examination centres
booked under Mass copying :-
- Disaccreditation of A.I
- In the case of institution other than A.Is, the institution
shall be black listed as recommended by UFM Committee.
- Respective Boards for disaffilliation of the institution
for resorting to unethical practices.
- Publicity in the press against the Institution involved in
unethical practices during the examination indicating action taken
against these institution/s.
Public Examination Fees
The examination fee is payable by all. It is same for both
Secondary and Senior Secondary courses as shown in the Table
Fees for Open Basic Education (OBE), Secondary & Sr. Secondary Education
||Open Basic Education
||D.El.Ed (Open Education)
|1. Registration Fee
|2. Admission Fee
|3. Examination Fee
No fees would be charged
in respect of
students belonging to
Scheduled Tribes, SC categories and differently abled persons in the
state of UTTAR
|1. Migration Certificate Fee
|2. Duplicate Certificate Fee
|3. Correction Fee
|4. Re-evaluation Per Subject
|5. Documents Verification Fee (In India)
|6. Documents Verification Fee (In Outside India)
|7. Study Material
|Note : Re - appear Candidates should pay only examination fee. Dem and Draft should be drawn in the favour of UTTAR PRADESH STATE OPEN SCHOOL BOARD ( UPSOSB ) and payable at Lucknow