Over 10 lakh students from TN and Puducherry appeared for boards

Friday brought smiles to the faces of several class X students as it marked the end of the SSLC examination.

Over 10 lakh students from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry appeared for the examination that commenced on March 27.

After months packed with special classes and revision tests, students heaved a sigh of relief with the last exam being social science. Some spent time with friends posing for group photographs, while a few students burst crackers and played with coloured powder.

For G. Ramya, a student in Ayanavaram, completing her class X examinations was a huge relief. “Most of the papers except mathematics were easy. We had plenty of holidays between some of the exams and this gave me adequate time to study. In social science paper, the detailed answers for history consumed plenty of time,” she added.

Ramya, who looks forward to the vacation, plans to enroll in a summer class.

Bhuvaneshwari, a student in Kodungaiyur, was also happy with her performance in the examinations. “I spent time with friends after the exam and got my slam book signed. I am happy the holidays are here and will spend time at home,” she said.

It was only mathematics that was a tough paper for several students. “It was definitely not an easy paper, especially for slow learners. Some students said it was a little confusing,” said Ruby Puthotta, headmistress of Lady Sivaswami Ayyar Girls Higher Secondary School, Mylapore.

From now, it would be an anxious wait for the results, a school authority of a government school noted. “Last year, we had centums in maths, science and social science. We expect a number of centums this year too,” she said.

Incidences of malpractice reported

Officials of the directorate of government examinations said 26 students across the State were caught for being involved in malpractices during language I and II papers, 50 for English-I, 22 for English-II, six for mathematics, seven for science and 16 for social science.

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