Trivandrum: It is that time of the year again. The blistering summer heat not withstanding, thirteen lakh students would be putting pen to paper in a step that would shape their future as the SSLC, HSC and VHSE public exams commence from Monday, 12 March.
4.7 lakh students would appear for the SSLC exams alone this year. The figure stands higher that the previous year by 11,213. This includes 7,313 private candidates and 9,000 CSWN (Children With Special Needs). St. Mary’s school Pattom, Trivandrum holds the distinction of putting the maximum number of students for the SSLC exams with a total of 1,478. Malappuram with 74,726 students is the district with the highest number of students sitting for the SSLC exams. Idukki, with 1,333 students is placed at the bottom of the list. From Trivandrum more than 42,000 students would be appearing for the exams.
25,000 teachers have been put on invigilation duty. The answer books
would be evaluated by around 13,000 teachers in 24 centralised valuation
camps. The exams would start at 1:45 in the afternoon. No examination
would be held on Fridays as these would be held on Saturdays instead.
The exams on March 17 would be conducted on March 26 due to the all
important Piravom by poll elections. The students would be accommodated
in 2,758 centres across the state, a number which is 27 more than last
The Higher Secondary and VHSE (Vocational Higher Secondary Examination)
would also begin along with the SSLC exams. This is for the first time
that both the first year and second year exams of the higher secondary
stream would be conducted on the same date. 4.08 lakh students would be
appearing for the second year exams at 1,869 centres. Another 3.71 lakh
would be appearing for the first year exams as well. As for the VHSE,
54,301 students would write their school final exams at 389 centers
across the state.
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