Inter exams from today amidst tight vigil

All arrangements for smooth conduct of the Intermediate examinations have been made, according to the district education officials. The exams will start from today and will conclude on March 16.

A total of 20,917 candidates will attend the examinations in the district. There are 33 examination centres in the district, including 13 private colleges, 12 government colleges, eight social welfare hostels and eight tribal welfare hostels. These centres have been provided with all necessary amenities by the officials.

Measures have been taken to conduct the examinations without any glitch. The candidates include junior Inter general 8,047, junior vocational 3,316, senior Inter general 8,373, senior vocational 2,181. Altogether a total number of 20,917 candidates will appear for the examinations in this year.

District Nodal Officer of Board of Intermediate (BIE) T Savithri, speaking to The Hans India, said the examinations would be held from 8.45 am to 12.30 pm. The candidates will not be permitted to enter the examination hall after the exams begin. She said all arrangements had been ready at the examination centres across the district. The officers had already distributed hall tickets to the students, she added. The question papers were stored in the nearby police stations to ensure security and prevent any kind of leaks, she said.

Examinations would be conducted smoothly with the coordination of the Education, Health, Police and Revenue departments.

Savithri also warned the students who resorted to mass copying and any other malpractice in these centres of severe actions. She said serious action would be initiated against anyone who resorted any kind of malpractice during the examinations. District Collector Rajiv Gandhi Hanumanthu said a review meeting was held with officials of various departments for the smooth conduct of the exams.

Section 144 would be implemented in all centres in the district, he added. The department assigned 33 chief superintendents, 33 department observers, two teams of flying squads, three sitting squads and three custodians to monitor all the examination centres in the district, he said. The Road Transport Corporation has made arrangements for special bus services to the villages to transport the students to the centres.

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