63 examination centres in Virudhunagar district were provided with generators as a backup measure
A total of 20,356 students sat for the Plus Two examination in Virudhunagar district that began on Thursday.
Among them were 9,077 boys and 11,279 girls of 132 schools in the three educational districts of Aruppukottai, Virudhunagar and Srivilliputtur. Besides, 768 private candidates appeared for the examination, Collector M. Balaji said.
All the 63 examination centres were provided with generators as a backup measure in view of the State facing power shortage. The Collector inspected various centres in Virudhunagar, Aruppukottai and Rajapalayam.
“Except for a few schools, the generators were used for half-an-hour to one hour as most of the schools did not experience any power cut on Thursday,” the Chief Educational Officer, K. Sasikala, said.
Sixty nine flying squads have been formed to check malpractices in the examination halls.
Rolls with photographs
For the first time, the nominal rolls of Plus Two students appearing for the public examination had their photographs. The photographs in the rolls made impersonation impossible for the students.
The same photograph of the students would be printed on their respective Plus Two mark-sheets, Ms. Sasikala said.
The nominal rolls and the hall tickets, bearing the same photographs, were prepared by the Directorate of Government Examination this year. Earlier, the nominal rolls had only names leaving scope for impersonation. Hitherto, halls tickets were prepared by the Head of the schools.
A total of 12,184 students - 5,596 boys and 6,588 girls - appeared for plus two examinations in the district here on Thursday.
About 6,150 students - 2,632 boys and 3,402 girls - appeared for the exams in Uthamapalayam educational district and 6,034 students - 2,632 boys and 3,402 girls - appeared in Periakulam educational district according to Chief Educational Officer Sridevi.
The district educational officer had set up 46 examinations centres in Uthamapalayam educational district and 51 in Periakulam educational districts in Theni district.
Generator facilities have been provided in all examination centres keeping in mind the unannounced power shut down in different parts of the district. Collector K. S. Palanisamy inspected an examination centre in Theni town.
A total of 20,027 students - 9,220 boys and 10,827 girls - appeared for the plus two examinations.
About 12,990 students - 6,093 boys and 6,897 girls- appeared in Dindigul educational district and 7,037 students. including 3,127 boys and 3,910 girls. appeared in Palani educational district.
Examinations are being conducted in twenty two centres in Palani educational district and 30 centres in Dindigul educational district. Basic amenities and other required facilities were provided in all the centres.
Led by revenue divisional officers, three special flying squads have been formed to monitor the centres. Besides this a two member flying squad led chief educational officer was also constituted.
Twenty seven member flying squads have been formed in Palani Educational district and a stationery flying squad has been deputed at four schools for special attention.
The district police administration has also provided adequate security arrangements in all the centres. Collector N. Venkatachalam inspected an examination centre in Dindigul town.
Around 13,400 candidates, 5616 boys and 7,876 girls, appeared for language Paper I of the Higher Secondary Examinations that began in the district.
The Collector, V. Rajaraman, after inspecting the arrangements at two centres in the town said that flying squads would conduct surprise checks in all centres to prevent malpractices.
Adequate security has been provided in the centres to prevent entry of outsiders. Besides the usual arrangements to check malpractices, other department officials particularly revenue would also make surprise visits to the examination centres to monitor the examinations.
He added that hall tickets with photo identification had been issued to the students and it would help prevent impersonations.
All arrangements have been made at the examination centres and sensitive centres had been provided with police personnel.
The Plus Two examinations began on Thursday with police protection in Ramanathapuram district.
More than 13,000 students, including 7,300 girls, appeared for the language paper at 38 centres in the district.
Besides the Chief Educational Officer, Sellam, the revenue officials also visited various schools to monitor the examinations. Special squads formed by the educational authorities conducted surprise raids at various centres to detect malpractices such as copying, impersonation and others.