Staff Reporter

SANGAREDDY: District Educational Officer G. Gopal Reddy on Saturday asked the Class X students not to tamper the ‘bar code’ sheet given along with answer sheet as it was introduced to keep the identity of the student as a secret.

Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Gopal Reddy said that much confusion prevailed among the parents and the students and they need not worry about the system. He told the students not to write their name or hall-ticket number on the answer sheet as they need to be filled on another paper - Optical Memory Reader (OMR) sheet which will be attached to the answer sheets. Bar coding will be in two parts. While one part will be attached to answer sheets another part will be kept separately with students details. “The details of students will be kept secret so that during the valuation of papers none will be knowing who the students are and from where they wrote the examinations,” he said.

Arrangements are in place for conducting Class X examinations beginning from March 23. As many as 51,709 students would be attending the examinations and 15,459 of them are private students in the district.

Flying squads

Nalgonda Staff Reporter adds: A total of 73,821 SSC students are expected to appear in the SSC public examinations which are all set to commence from March 23.

Giving details of the arrangements at a press conference held here on Friday, District Educational Officer P. Sundar Rao said that as many as 50 sitting squads and 14 flying squads will be pressed into action to check malpractices.

The chief coding officer M.A. Rahim, the Assistant Controller (Government Examinations) Shankar and others were present.