VIJAYAWADA: The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations began on a peaceful note in Krishna district on Monday. A total of 63,483 students headed to 283 centres set up across the district to appear for the first examination, paper-I of Telugu.
District Education Officer (DEO) in-charge V. Premanandam said that of those appearing for the exam, 46,180 were regular and 17,303 private candidates. As many as 3,800 invigilators were appointed for the smooth conduct of the examinations and question papers were stored in 17 different police stations in the district. As part of precautionary measures, 14 flying squads were deployed to prevent any malpractice and Section 144 was promulgated in the vicinity of every examination centre, the DEO said.
“The first day of the examinations was trouble-free. There was no complaint of any malpractice from any quarter,” said Mr. Premanandam. When pointed out about the confusion among students writing Telugu paper, he said he had not received any formal complaint from any of the parents to this effect. The unseasonal rains lashing parts of the district spared the students, as it began to pour in the afternoon only after the examination was over the students reached home.
District Collector Shailaja Ramaiyer visited a few examination centres to assess the arrangements. She enquired with the superintendents of the centres about drinking water and other facilities made for the students.
GUNTUR: The board examinations in the Guntur district began on a peacefully note, except for the change of centres effected at two places in Vinukonda and Narsaraopet on Sunday and intimated to students. They took their test at the new centres as the earlier ones got inundated making it difficult to conduct the examination, DEO Y. Chandramohan said.
Out of the 39,692 regular and 24,864 private students more than 99 per cent took the test and no incidence of malpractice was recorded anywhere, he said.