Madurai Bureau

In Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts; inspection conducted

Tuticorin: A total of 14,653 students, including 444 private candidates, appeared for the Plus Two examinations, which commenced at 51 centres in the district on Monday.

Bright Xavier, Chief Educational Officer, said that of the 14,209 regular candidates, 10,003 (4,267 boys and 5,736 girls) wrote the examination at 36 centres established in Tutcorin educational district.

The rest, totalling 4,206 (1,943 boys and 2,263 girls), attended the examination in Kovilpatti educational district.

Of the private candidates, 358 and 86 students wrote examination at the centres under Tuticorin and Kovilpatti educational districts, respectively.

A total of three visually challenged and a physically challenged student wrote the examination.

For supervision, 51 chief examination superintendents, two additional chief examination superintendents, 51 departmental officers and 36 additional departmental officers were deployed.

Standing squads had been constituted comprising 76 persons to carry out lightning inspections at the examination halls to check any malpractice.

Collector R. Palaniyandi conducted a surprise check at an examination centre at Caldwell Higher Secondary School here to examine arrangements.


A total of 25,938 students wrote the examinations in the district at 82 centres spread over Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Cheranmahadevi educational districts.


A total of 20,891 students from different parts of Kanyakumari district appeared for the examination. The Department of Education set up 81 centres for them.

Collector, B. Jothi Nirmala, inspected the Sethulaksmi Bai Higher Secondary School. Later speaking to presspersons, she said that in Thuckalay educational district, 7,143 students appeared for the examinations, 6,480 in Nagercoil educational division and 7,268 in Kuzuthurai educational division.

Flying squads had been formed to conduct surprise inspections.

Armed police personnel were posted in all the examination centres to prevent any untoward incident.


Students of 139 higher secondary schools of the district appeared for examinations.

The Collector, V. Chandrasekaran, inspected the arrangements made at the examination centres in Virudhunagar town.

Besides, 7,557 boys and 8,220 girls of regular stream, 367 private candidates sat for the language I paper at the 57 examination centres.

The 10 minutes additional time allotted for students to go through the question papers was helpful for all the students, the Chief Educational Officer, S. Nagaraja Murugan, said. “Usually, the students who prepare well for the examination do take time to go through the question paper before starting to answer it. This helps them to recollect the answers patiently and choose the correct questions and plan their approach. However, some students get anxious on seeing fellow students writing the answer and fail to read through the question papers,” he said.

In the new arrangement, the question papers were distributed at 10 a.m. and the answer papers were given only at 10.10 a.m. allowing all the students to go through the question papers.