Coimbatore

Plus-Two examinations begin

An invigilator gets the signature of a student appearing for the Plus-Two examination in Coimbatore on Monday. Photo: K. Ananthan

An invigilator gets the signature of a student appearing for the Plus-Two examination in Coimbatore on Monday. Photo: K. Ananthan  

The Plus-Two public examinations began on Monday with a new set of norms in place to prevent malpractice.

The first sheet of the answer scripts given to students contain a bar code, and all details of the student such as the name, registration number and subject code besides the candidates’ photograph. The student has to enter the number of pages, the question paper code, and affix their signature. The bar code will help officials track papers effectively.

Chief Educational Officer, Coimbatore, A. Gnanagowri, said that 39,326 candidates were taking the examinations in 90 venues in the district. This included 2,358 private candidates.

On Monday, 536 candidates were absent, she said. Thirty-six students had requested to use scribes to write the examinations. Twenty-five students were granted an additional hour to complete the examination for reasons such as complete visual impairment, and dyslexia. Another 28 students had been granted both an additional hour and an exemption from taking one of the two language papers.

A total of 2,200 invigilators will monitor the public examinations.

Students have been asked to place footwear outside the classroom, and not wear belts.

In Tirupur 23,709 students were appearing for the examinations. Official sources said of the total candidates, 997 were private students. A total of 177 special squads had been constituted to check any malpractices in the 59 examination centres set up across the district.

In Udhagamandalam, 8,309 students were appearing for the examination, said R. Balamurali, Chief Educational Offier. On Monday, 102 students were absent, he said. Thirty-two Chief Invigilators have been appointed in The Nilgiris district. The District Revenue Officer Bhaskara Pandian carried out a surprise inspection at a centre.

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