It will be held from March 26 at 271 centres

As many as 66,517 pupils, including 29,962 girls, are appearing for the SSC public examination to be held from March 26 to April 11 at 271 centres in the district, according to District Education Officer D. Madhusudhana Rao.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, he said there were 16,447 private candidates for whom 62 centres had been allotted. Arrangements for the smooth conduct of the examination were in place.

Complete furniture was available at 250 examination centres. Efforts were being made to provide furniture in other centres too, he said.

A total of 2009 invigilators, 271 Chief Superintendents, and 271 department officials, along with 37 custodians for C centres, would conduct the examination.

Prohibitory orders

Thirteen flying squads had been constituted. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 would be imposed at examination centre, he said. Drinking water would be provided at every examination centre. A health worker would be present at every centre. APSRTC would operate buses to the examination centres from two hours before the commencement of the examination and for two hours after the test ends every day.

Mr. Madhusudhana Rao informed that the EPDCL authorities were trying to provide uninterrupted power supply at night when examinations were on.

Duplicate hall-ticket

Hall-tickets had been issued to all eligible candidates through their respective headmasters and if a candidate failed to receive the hall- ticket, he or she can download it from the website – – affix a photograph, and get it attested by his or her headmaster for appearing for the examination.

Confidential material of question and answer papers had been deposited in 74 police stations in different parts of the district and the Sub-Treasury Office of Narsipatnam.

Candidates are not allowed to carry mobile phones, pagers, calculators, and other electronic devices. Except the hall-ticket, no other piece of paper will be allowed inside the examination centre. Candidates have to be at the examination centre by 9 a.m. as the examination will be held from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon. Every candidate has to remain in the examination hall till noon.

A control room was established in the office of the DEO (with mobile No. 92914 18320) to ensure smooth conduct of the examination.

  • As many as 66,517 pupils will be appearing for the examination

  • Hall-tickets have been issued to all eligible candidates