Evaluation System

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 since 2013.

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 System:

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 available online.

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.

  1. For April-May Examination : 1st December to 31st December (without late Fee)
  2. For April-May Examination : 01st January to 10th January (with late fee of Rs. 100 per subject)
  3. For April-May Examination : 11th January to 20th January (with consolidated Late Fee of Rs. 1500)
  4. For October-November Examination : 1st June to 30th June (without late Fee)
  5. For October-November Examination : 01st July to 10th July (with late Fee of Rs. 100 per subject)
  6. 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 means.

Credit Accumulation

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 results.

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 admission.

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 the marksheet.

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 learners.

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 Marksheet.

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

Course Pass Criteria Certification Criteria
Secondary Course 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 languages
Senior Secondary Course A minimum of 33% marks (separately in theory and Practicals in subjects having both and also in aggregate) in the public examination. Pass in 5 subjects including at least one but not more than two languages

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 :-

  1. Disaccreditation of A.I
  2. In the case of institution other than A.Is, the institution shall be black listed as recommended by UFM Committee.
  3. Respective Boards for disaffilliation of the institution for resorting to unethical practices.
  4. 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 below:

Fees for Open Basic Education (OBE), Secondary & Sr. Secondary Education

Details Open Basic Education Secondary Sr. Secondary D.El.Ed (Open Education)
1. Registration Fee 500/- 1000/- 1500/- 500/-
2. Admission Fee 2000/- 2000/- 2500/- 17500/-
3. Examination Fee 500/- 2500/- 2500/- 2000/-
TOTAL 3000/-Year 5500/-Year 6500/-Year 20000/- Semester
Note : No fees would be charged , in respect of students belonging to Scheduled Tribes, SC categories and differently abled persons in the state of  UTTAR PRADESH

Other Fees Fees
1. Migration Certificate Fee 500/-
2. Duplicate Certificate Fee 500/-
3. Correction Fee 500/-
4. Re-evaluation Per Subject 200/-
5. Documents Verification Fee (In India) 1000/-
6. Documents Verification Fee (In Outside India) 1000/-
7. Study Material 1000/-
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