The Plus Two public examinations seem to have started off on an easy note as students and teachers said that the Language I paper on Friday was an uncomplicated affair.
H. Goutham of Geethanjalee Matriculation Higher Secondary School said that the paper was simple with a lot of repeat questions asked and no unpleasant surprises. As such, he said that he expected not less than 96 marks out of 100.
There was also plenty of time for revision and checking whether the registration number and other details had been entered correctly. However, he says the major papers are likely to be a lot tougher and he was going over the entire book in all subjects to score centum.
Mydilee K.V. of Vidya Vikasini Matriculation Higher Secondary School is sure she is going to hit the centum in Tamil I paper. Combined with her own revision, the preparation given by the school ensured that the Tamil paper was a smooth sailing.
R. Srinath of S.B.O.A. Matriculation Higher Secondary School said that questions were so easy that the ‘average’ students would also be able to score in excess of 80 marks. Even the objective-type questions were along the expected lines thus enabling students to score easily.
Collector M. Karunagaran said that a total of 1,200 persons had been pressed into examination duty in various capacities such as invigilators and flying squad members to ensure that the public examinations went off without any problems. Adequate drinking water facility had been provided at all exam venues.
He inspected the Alvernia Matriculation School for Girls to ensure the students were provided all the necessary help.
Chief Educational Officer A. Gnanagowri said that the examination process went off smoothly with no major hiccups. While there were 56 public examination venues in Coimbatore educational district, Pollachi educational district had 18 exam centres. A total of 38,388 students would be taking the examinations from Coimbatore revenue district.
The Plus Two examinations commenced at 50 centres in the district amid police security.
Official sources said that as many as 22,970 students, including the 960 students registered privately, had enrolled from the district for the examinations.
Chief Educational Officer N. Anandhi said that 86 flying squads were formed to check for any malpractices in the examination halls.
Collector G. Govindaraj conducted an inspection at Sasurie Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Mannarai to oversee the preparations made for the examinations.