With a relatively “tough and lengthy” Chemistry and straightforward Accountancy examination, the second-year Pre University examination commenced here on Thursday.

On day one, 23 students were caught and booked for malpractice across the State. An impersonation case was registered in Hassan. While four are from Gulbarga and Bijapur, three students were caught in Belgaum, Bagalkot and Haveri; two in Kolar, and one each from Davangere, Bellary and Mysore. Nearly 2.6 lakh students will appear for the II PUC examination in arts, science and commerce streams across the State.

Emerging out of her examination hall at St Joseph's College, Shradha G. said that the Chemistry examination was inordinately lengthy and several questions involved lengthy calculations. “But it was a straightforward paper. I hope the rest of the examination season goes off well for me,” she said. Another student, Pratap (name changed) who appeared for his Accountancy exam, said that students were worried that there might be a change in pattern, but the questions had been along expected lines.

CET applications arrive

At National College, Basavangudi, the chaos continued after the examination. Students had to queue up to collect their CET application forms. “I wish the entire application process did not have to be completed during the course of my pre-university examination. They should have finished this long ago,” said Raja Anandram, a student Meanwhile, students in many other schools and colleges continue to await their CET brochures and applications. Sources in the Karnataka Examinations Authority said that all the application forms were on their way, and students who receive applications late will certainly get extra time.

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