A total of 38,854 candidates, comprising 18,115 boys and 20,739 girls appeared for the Plus-Two public examinations at 120 examination centres in Vellore district, including eight new centres, on Thursday. They wrote the Language-1 examination.
According to Pon. Kumar, Chief Education Officer (CEO), Vellore, besides the regular candidates, private candidates wrote their examinations in 23 centres.
About 1,800 teachers served as hall superintendents at the rate of one superintendent for every 20 candidates.
Besides, two postgraduate teachers were deputed to each examination centre as departmental and additional department officers on behalf of the Department of Government Examinations.
They, along with the respective headmasters, monitored the examinations. Three flying squads also paid surprise visits to various examination centres to check for malpractices. The special flying squads were headed by the District Collector, CEO, CEO (Sarva Siksha Abhyan), District Education Officers, District Elementary Education Officer and Assistant Elementary Education Officers. Each squad comprised three persons. Ajay Yadav, Collector of Vellore, accompanied by the CEO, inspected the conduct of the examination at Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Katpadi. Mr. Pon. Kumar told The Hindu that no malpractice was reported during the examination on Thursday.