UP Board or Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad was set up in 1921 and conducted its first public examination in 1923. Considered one of the largest examination bodies of the world, UP Board in its first exam in 1923 had a mere 5,744 students including 5,655 high school and another 89 intermediate candidates. In 1923, the UP Board had conducted its exams through just 179 centres for high school and one centre for intermediate students. Today the board has a total of 67,29,540 students including 37,12,508 high school and 30,17,032 intermediate registered for its 2018 exams. The 2018 board exams would be conducted at around 8540 centres spread across 75 district of Uttar Pradesh.