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Higher secondary exams begin on smooth note

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More than 100 flying squads conducted surprise checks

With devotion:Students praying before appearing for the Higher Secondary examinations that commenced in Erode on Friday.-PHOTO: M. GOVARTHAN
With devotion:Students praying before appearing for the Higher Secondary examinations that commenced in Erode on Friday.-PHOTO: M. GOVARTHAN

The higher secondary examinations began on a smooth note in Erode on Friday with no incidents of malpractices reported from the centres in the district.

Nearly 28,000 students including 14,466 girls from 77 government schools, five municipal schools, 12 aided schools, 26 self-finance schools, 53 matriculation schools, a government residential school and a model school wrote the first language paper in 60 examination centres.

Additional time

“Out of the total students, eight were visually challenged and 22 were having learning disabilities. The students with learning disabilities were given one hour additionally to write their exam,” Collector V.K. Shanmugam said.

The Collector accompanied by Chief Educational Officer K. Sri Devi and senior officials visited a few of the examination entres in the district and asked the students to face the examination without fear and tension.

More than 100 flying squads comprising teachers and officials conducted surprise checks in the schools in order to prevent the students from indulging in malpractices of any kind.

Power supply

The Education department and the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation had taken efforts to ensure that there was uninterrupted power supply during the examinations.

The district administration made adequate security arrangements in all the centres as a precautionary measure.

Most of the students said they found the language paper easy.


  • Eight of the students were visually challenged and 22 had learning disabilities

  • Students urged to face the examinations without fear or tension


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