Staff Reporter

They will keep an eye on places storing question papers

  • 90 sensitive and 70 super-sensitive examination centres have been identified this year
  • 4.57 lakh students taking examination under new syllabus and 36,431 will take it under old scheme

    Bangalore: The Private detectives will keep watch on the students writing the II Pre-University Course examinations, which begin in the State on Friday.

    S.G. Hedge, Commissioner, PU Education, told The Hindu that the detectives had been employed to visit centres that had been specially identified. "They will maintain surveillance in places where the question papers are deposited. This is an attempt to check attempts of question paper leak."

    He said that 90 sensitive and 70 super-sensitive centres had been identified.

    The examinations would be a much bigger affair this year, with 4,57,781 students under the new syllabus and 36,431 candidates under the old scheme.

    As many as 1,32,146 candidates are registered for Science subjects under the new syllabus and 11,026 under the old scheme. With regard to Arts stream, 2,39,904 students will take the examination under the new syllabus and 21,048 under the old scheme.

    A total of 85,731 Commerce students are writing the examination this year.