Bhubaneswar: As many as 3, 80,707 students appeared in the annual Plus II examinations at 1106 centres across Odisha today.
While 90,990 students sat for exams in Science stream, 2, 43,106 examinees faced the test in Arts stream. Similarly, 28,481 candidates appeared in Commerce stream.
The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has made elaborate arrangements for the examinations, which will continue till March 28.
For the security of question papers, 202 examination management hubs have been set up and high security has been put in place at all the centres along with 24×7 CCTV surveillance. Question papers would be sent from the hubs amid tight security and reach the examination centres between 7 to 9 am.
Students have been asked to report at their examination centres by 9.30 am while test will begin from 10 am and will continue till 1pm.
To ensure free and fair conduct of examination and prevent any illegal practices, the board has appointed observers, who will remain at the centres till the completion of examination. Besides, special observers will make surprise visits.
“To prevent malpractice 50 squads have been formed. Besides, Central squad, zonal regional directors will also visit the examination centres. Preparatory meetings have been done at district level with local administration, resource persons, and principals of management hubs all participating to make sure the examination is conducted peacefully throughout the state,” School and Mass Education Minister Debiprasad Mishra told media persons.