Fifty hearing impaired students and seven visually challenged students given additional 60 minutes

A total of 32,464 students, including 13,759 boys and 18,705 girls, are appearing for the Plus Two examinations that commenced on Thursday in 91 centres across the district amidst tight security.

Fifty hearing impaired students and seven visually challenged students and pupils affected with dyslexia were given an additional duration of 60 minutes to write the examination with the help of scribes.A total of 64 flying squads – 14 for Cheranmahadevi Educational District, 30 for Tenkasi Educational District and 20 for Tirunelveli Educational District – were pressed into service to weed out malpractices.

Apart from this, special flying squads led by the Chief Educational Officer and the District Educational Officer were also moving around.

As the officials have identified ‘16 vulnerable examination centres,', ….. Generators have been installed in all the examination centres to assuage the impact of unexpected power cuts and to keep the examinees in comfort.


As many as 18,755 students appeared at 56 examination centres across the district — 18,854 had registered for the Plus Two exams. A total of 7,793 boys and 10,050 girls took the exam on Thursday and 99 were absent — 77 from Tuticorin and 22 from Kovilpatti. There are 56 examination centres — 39 in Tuticorin educational district and 17 in Kovilpatti educational district.

Collector Ashish Kumar inspected the proceedings at an exam hall at Caldwell Higher Secondary School on Beach Road and Subbiah Vidyalayam Girls Higher Secondary School.

Mr. Kumar was accompanied by the Chief Educational Officer, S. Rukmani, the District Educational Officer of Tuticorin, A. Gladis Stelma, and the District Elementary Education Officer, A. Rosaline Mary.

As many as 117 flying squad personnel, 78 in Tuticorin and 36 in Kovilpatti, were deputed to prevent malpractices at exam halls.

As many as 22,884 students, including 12,636 girls, appeared for Higher Secondary Examinations in 83 centres in Nagercoil, Thuckalay and Kuzhithurai educational divisions on Thursday.

As many as 7,738 students, including 4,256 girls in Thucakaly educational district, 7,897 students, including 4,204 girls in Kuzhithurai educational district and 7,204 students, including 4,176 girls in Nagercoil educational district, appeared for the examinations. Collector S. Nagarajan conducted a surprise visit to Sethu Lakshmi Bai Higher Secondary School in Nagercoil. Chief Educational Officer Radhakrishnan accompanied him.