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New ‘Jugaad’ to Boost Your 10th and 12th Marks? UP Board Warns Against Cyber Fraud



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Lucknow— The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Board (UPMSP) has issued a stern warning to students and their parents about a new wave of cyber fraud targeting those who applied for scrutiny of their Class 10 and 12 results for 2024. In a recent advisory, the board cautioned against phone calls from fraudsters claiming they can increase marks or guarantee passing grades in exchange for money.

The UPMSP has urged candidates and their guardians to report any such fraudulent calls to the district school inspector immediately.  The UPMSP’s warning came in light of reports that some examinees and their parents were approached by these cyber fraudsters during the scrutiny process. The board’s official announcement highlighted that these criminals are targeting candidates who appeared in the 2024 High School and Intermediate examinations and had applied online for scrutiny of their answer sheets.

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“If you get a call from someone claiming they can magically increase your marks, don’t just hang up—report it!” the board urged. They have advised all candidates and parents to immediately inform the District School Inspector about any such calls. This proactive approach will help in filing a First Information Report (FIR) against the cyber criminals.

The UPMSP reminded everyone that the scrutiny process is a transparent and official procedure conducted solely by the board. Any claims of external influence or guaranteed results are fraudulent and should be treated with suspicion.

In 2024, the scrutiny application window was open until May 14, following the announcement of the UP Board Class 10 and 12 results on April 20. This year, 89.55% of Class 10 students passed their exams, while 82.60% of intermediate candidates achieved passing grades.

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The board’s advisory concluded with a call to vigilance: “Stay smart, stay safe. Don’t let cyber fraudsters play tricks on you. Your education is worth more than empty promises and quick fixes.”

Students and parents are encouraged to visit the official UPMSP website,, for any queries or official updates regarding the scrutiny process and other board-related information.

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