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13,221 students will take the 10th standard exam

4,815 students will sit for the 12th standard exam

BANGALORE: It is that time of the year when school students, facing the all-important CBSE examination, are a bundle of nerves. On Monday, 13,221 students across Karnataka will sit for their 10th standard examinations, and 4,815 students will take the 12th standard board examination.

The State has 210 schools affiliated to the CBSE, and the examination will be conducted at 84 centres.

The 10th standard examination will start with the Information Technology paper and will go on till March 30. For 12th standard students, Chemistry will be the opening paper, N. Nagaraju, CBSE regional officer told The Hindu. The 12th standard examinations will end on April 2.

Mr. Nagaraju said that for the first time new standards in security and secrecy will be achieved with regard to the 12th standard examination. “We are going to scan the front page of every answer paper, code it and scan it. This means that the system only becomes more foolproof this year, and this data-capturing will keep it more accurate,” he explained.

Counselling

The CBSE will also extend counselling to students and parents during the examination, in an attempt to overcome anxiety and exam-related stress. Multiple modes of communication such as telephonic counselling, question-answer columns in newspapers, Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) and online counselling through the CBSE website had been used to reach out to more and more examinees during this phase.

For the first time, CBSE included Special Educators to take care of the specially abled children from centres located in Mumbai and Delhi.

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