The Standard X public examination practicals would be conducted between February 20 and 28. The Standard X students have only one practical examination that combines physical sciences and biological sciences under the ‘Samacheer Kalvi’ (Uniform System of School Education) system.

According to Chief Education Officer A. Gnanagowri, these dates have been fixed by the Directorate of Government Examinations. However, the dates for the individual examinations for the schools would be decided at the district level.

A total of around 27,000 candidates are taking the practical examinations this year in Coimbatore revenue district, which comprises the two educational districts of Coimbatore and Pollachi.

In the Coimbatore Educational District, around 18,000 students would be appearing for the practicals from 53 Government Higher Secondary School, 47 Government High Schools, 56 Government aided high and higher secondary schools, 27 Corporation Schools and four Adi Dravidar Welfare Schools besides around 200 private matriculation schools.