8.73 lakh students to write SSLC exams from tomorrow

On the first day, examination will be held for Hindi, English, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Sanskrit subjects. Among the examinees who are about 53,000 more this year compared to 2010, 23,423 are repeaters.

Copying is certainly going to be difficult for the candidates as the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has taken “stringent” measures at all the centres. Apart from sitting squads comprising two invigilators at every centre, each educational district and block will have flying squads to monitor the conduct of the crucial examination.

Eighty-five per cent questions in papers for all subjects except mathematics will be of descriptive type whereas the remaining 15 per cent will be multiple choice ones. In contrast, only 70 per cent questions will be of descriptive type in mathematics paper.

The rest will be of objective type.

In the meantime, KSEEB is closely guarding the question papers which have been stored in the treasuries of each taluk. Asserting that no instance of leakage of question paper would occur, D Venkateshaiah, Director (Examination), KSEEB, said that bundles of question papers had been “duly sealed”.

These would reach the Block Education Officer (BEO) at 7.30 am before being transported to the concerned examination centre at 9.30 am, an hour before the scheduled start of the test.

The helpline launched by the KSEEB to counsel the students has been receiving 80-100 calls every day. Most calls pertain to beating the stress and fear of examination.

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