Fewer repeaters in SSLC this year

Fewer repeaters in SSLC this year

The number of repeaters appearing for this year’s SSLC examination seem to be fewer when compared to last year.  

Of the 8.26 lakh SSLC students who will be appearing for exams starting Friday, as many as 41,273 are repeaters according to Nagendra Kumar, Secretary, Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB).

“Last year out of around 8.34 lakh students who took their SSLC exams, as many as 90,000 were repeaters. This figure has greatly reduced this year,” said Nagendra Kumar. 

Students will appear for the exams in as many as 3,016 centres – 1,678 cluster centres, 5,674 independent centres and 99 private centres.

Of the lot, 423 students are visually impaired, 533 students are deaf and with speech disabilities, 848 have physically disabilities, 192 have hearing disabilities and 468 have specific learning disabilities (SLD). 

The KSEEB has also imposed prohibitory orders within a 200-metre radius of the examination centres to prevent any malpractice. All photocopy shops, situated within the vicinity of the centres have been directed to remain shut till the exams are over.

The Board has identified 163 sensitive centres and 51 highly sensitive centres, which will be under video surveillance. Students can contact helpline numbers 080 - 2331 0075 and 080 - 2331 0076 in case of any stress or other exam-related disorders. They will function between 9 am and 2 pm from March 28 to April 9. 

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