The first day of Plus Two public examination went off smoothly without any power cut in the district, on Thursday.
As a precautionary measure, the school education department had equipped all the 76 centres where 29,888 students from 194 higher secondary schools appeared for the examination with diesel generators.
Generators were also provided to six centres for private candidates. Nineteen visually challenged students wrote the examination with the help of scribes.
Accompanied by the Chief Educational Officer K. Selvakumar, the Collector Jayashree Muralidharan, visited the centre at R.C. Boys' Higher Secondary School.
Flying squads ensured if all specified norms were followed in the examination hall. Teachers were not permitted to take in mobile phones. The public examination will get to a close on March 30.
There were 120 absentees today.
Despite travelling in a bus that met with an accident, a student of Musiri Girls' Higher Secondary School, Prema of Umayalpuram, made it to the examination centre after being administered first-aid.