Two malpractice cases were reported on the first day of the II PU exam that began on Thursday - one from Belagavi and another one from Yadgir.
Apart from this, the examination was conducted smoothly in 1,109 centres with 95.55% attendance across the State.
A total of 5,33,797 students had enrolled for Kannada and Arabic examination. Among these, 5,10,026 students were present, while 23,771 students were absent.
Students were happy with the first day’s examination and said the Kannada paper was easy. Abhinandan, a student at a centre in Hanumanthanagar, said: “The Kannada exam was very easy. The number of objective questions were increased up to 20 marks. Descriptive questions were also easy.”
Minister for School Education and Literacy B.C. Nagesh visited the Government PU College for Boys centre at Tiptur, Tumakuru district, and welcomed students with flowers. “This year, the examinations are being conducted in a student-friendly manner. The examination will end on March 29 and the results will be declared in the first week of May,” he said.
For the first time, the Karnataka School Examination and Assessment Board (KSEAB) is conducting II PU examination. KSEAB has appointed 2,373 special invigilation squads, 64 district squads and 525 taluk squads to ensure the examination is conducted without hiccups. They have arranged CCTV cameras in all the examination centre corridors.
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and other public transport corporations provided free bus service for students.