High school examinations begin in Bihar

March 25th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by admin  

Patna, March 25 (IANS) More than 750,000 students across Bihar sat for the class 10 examinations conducted by the state government that began Tuesday. The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), which conducts the examination, has made elaborate arrangements for peaceful and fair exams.

About 769,000 students took the high school examination, which will continue till April 1.

“The first day’s examination passed off peacefully and without any trouble as per information received till Tuesday afternoon,” Anup Kumar Sinha, BSEB secretary told IANS on telephone.

BSEB has taken extensive measures to curb cheating for which the state has been quite notorious in the past, said Sinha.

“The examinations are being conducted at 1,094 centres with unprecedented measures put in place to curb cheating,” he added.

The officials of the BSEB identified 200 centres as sensitive.

The BSEB has already ordered videography at all the centres to minimise cheating and set up a control room with telephone for round the clock vigil on the examination process.

“Special anti-copying squads have been deployed at the district level to keep strict vigil at each centre,” said Sinha.

In Bihar, cheating in examination is rampant and any action to stop it has often led to violent protests.

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