CBSE board examinations start today; about 20 lakhs students appear in class X and XII exams

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New Delhi | March 9, 2017 12:07 PM

CBSE board examinations: 8,86,506 candidates have registered for Class-X examination while 10,98,981 students have enrolled for Class-XII exams.

CBSE exams, CBSE Board exams, CBSE Boards 2017, CBSE Boards, CBSE Board exams 2017, 2017 CBSE Board exams. 2017 CBSE exams, class x boards, class xii boardsCBSE board exams for class X and XII began on Friday. (Source: PTI)

The CBSE board exams for class X and XII began on Friday and according to the data given by the board, 8,86,506 candidates have registered for Class-X examination while 10,98,981 students have enrolled for Class-XII exams. There has been an increase of 15.73 percent than last year’s figure in Class X enrollments while there is a 2.82 percent increase in class XII candidates. The Central Board of Secondary Education made the best possible arrangements across centres in India. This year 16,363 centres are organising exam for class X while students appeared for class XII examination at 10,678 centres in India.

A senior CBSE official said all arrangements are in place and exam material was dispatched to respective centres. “The exam material has been dispatched to all the examination centres. Admit cards have been downloaded by all schools. Full-time observers will be appointed at sensitive centres by the Board,” he confirmed. Special measures are being taken by the board to ensure trouble-free examinations throughout the country.

“The sealed question paper packets will be opened in the presence of at least four Assistant Superintendents- one of them would be from a school other than the examination centre, as a witness,” she added. CBSE also has a three-tier arrangement for surprise checking- flying squads from the Board itself, Delhi’s Directorate of Education (DoE) and those from outside Delhi.

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The official added, “Centre Superintendents have been asked to approach the local police authorities for ensuring that adequate police force is made available at the place of custody of the question papers and the examination centres. The state law-enforcing agencies have also been requested to provide adequate police force at the place of custody of question papers and the examination centres.”

This year examination was also held in 58 centres which have been set up in Gulf countries and six in various other countries. The number of students registering for class X exams is likely to go further up from the next session as the CBSE has decided to make the board exams mandatory then on. At present, these exams are voluntary.

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