The wait for over 10 lakh students from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, including over 59,000 from the city, who wrote the SSLC examination in March-April 2013 will end on Friday.
The results are expected to be announced at 9.15 a.m.
This is the second year that students have written the examination under the Samacheer Kalvi syllabus. Expectations are high as this year was not marred by previous years’ confusion over the new syllabus.
Last year, the State recorded a pass percentage of 86.2 under the uniform syllabus.
S. Marylatha, a special teacher, said on Thursday her students, anxious about the results, had been calling her all day. “I have taken down all their registration numbers and dates of birth. Some of the students with hearing-impairment said that they found the language papers tough, but are optimistic,” she said.
For the head mistress of a Chennai High School, which sent its first batch of students for the class X Board exams, the excitement and anxiety is hard to hide.
“Not just the students, but the teachers too were preparing a class for the Board exam for the first time. It has been a challenging year for us, as this is our first time too. But, we are expecting great results,” she said.
Andrea Rebeiro, who is planning to take group I (physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology) in class XI, says her school and teachers had asked her to treat the Board examination just like just any another, except that the papers would not be corrected by her teachers. “My parents have been very supportive. I am confident about all the papers,” she said, adding that she was planning to check the results online.
A press release from the directorate of government examinations said students can apply for retotalling online between June 7 and June 10.