Students find additional 10 minutes time useful
SALEM: Over 49,000 students in Salem and Namakkal districts appeared for the Higher Secondary examinations which began on Monday.
The Education Department had given an additional 10 minutes to the students to go through the question paper. Many students, who appeared for the language paper I on Monday, said that they found that the additional time given to read the question paper more useful.
In Salem district, a total of 26,740 students, including 13,059 girls, from 186 government, aided and self-finance higher secondary schools and 2,350 private candidates wrote the first paper in 68 centres.
The district administration had made heavy security arrangements in all the examination centres. A total of 25 flying squads visited a number of centres to prevent students from indulging in malpractices.
A district-level committee was also formed with the Collector as its chairman.
Chief Educational Officer S. Sethurama Varma inspected the conduct of examinations at several centres.
In Namakkal district, 19,207 students including 9,121 girls from 142 schools and 793 private candidates appeared at 46 centres.
Collector G. Sundaramurthi, after visiting the centres, said that elaborate arrangements had been made to ensure smooth conduct of the examinations.
Chief Educational Officer C. Appadurai and senior officials accompanied the Collector.