8.4 Lakh students to appear for SSLC board exams

Bengaluru: More than 8.4 lakh students from 14,450 schools will appear for SSLC board exams held by Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) from on March 21.

The exams, which will be held at 2,847 centres across the state, will conclude on April 4.

Commissioner for Public Instruction PC Jaffer said there is an increase in students compared to last year by 3,578. He said exemptions and extra time will be provided to 4,651 specially abled students this year. In all, 10,572 students have been denied hall-tickets due to attendance shortage this year.

Jaffer said the 77,754 valuators will assess the answer scripts from April 10 in 230 centres. “We are expecting to give away the results within a few days,” he added.

Students have been provided free BTMC bus services on exam days. Private candidates will attend exams in 92 centres across the state, he said.

Speaking about security measures, Jaffer said CCTV cameras have been installed at all the exam centres and treasuries in the state. “We have identified 46 centres as sensitive and seven as highly sensitive. Like PU exams, smartwatches and mobile phones inside the examinations halls will not be allowed,” he said.

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