Over 45,000 students of State, Matriculation, Anglo Indian and Oriental Boards sat for their Class 10 examinations in the district on the first day on Tuesday.
In Coimbatore education district, 20,572 students of State Board, 8,505 of Matriculation and 397 students of Anglo Indian Board gave their first language examination at 102 centres.
In Pollachi education district, 16,272 students wrote their examinations from 33 centres. In all, 45,746 students, including private candidates, took part.
This year too, the students got an additional 15 minutes to peruse through the question paper.
The School Education Department had formed 110 flying squads, including 40 for Pollachi education district, to prevent malpractice.
The teams are headed by Chief Education Officer and District Education Officers. The examination will go on till April 9.
A total of 29,766 students, 14,887 boys and 14,879 girls, including 1,627 private students, 910 boys and 717 girls, took the SSLC/ Matriculation examinations at 65 centres set up across the Tirupur district. Of them, 25,478 students wrote the SSLC examination and the rest took matriculation examination. Chief Educational Officer T. Rajendiran said that the 23,879 regular students who wrote the SSLC examination represented a total of 129 schools including 81 government schools, nine Corporation/municipal schools, 21 government aided schools and 18 self-financing schools.
Similarly, 4,260 regular students who took the matriculation examinations represented 101 matriculation schools in the district.
A total of 130 flying and standing squads had been constituted by the education department to check for any malpractice. Collector C. Samayamoorthy conducted random inspection to review the arrangements made for the examination.