Jamshedpur : The matriculation and intermediate examinations started on Friday under tight security arrangements in Jamshedpur. No untoward incidents was reported from anywhere in the district on the first day.
About 25310 students in matriculation and 22770 students in intermediate appeared at across 67 and 26 centres of the East Singhbhum district.
The number of centres has been increased to provide students a better ambience to answer their examinations to reduce the risk of malpractices for students. The intermediate examinations too were peaceful on the first day.
Foolproof security arrangements have been made for exams. The district administration deputed static magistrates in each of the examination centres while there will be 18 zonal magistrates who would look into the smooth examinations. There were five to six magistrates who would be patrolling the centres for surprise checking.
With throbbing heart beats and pulsating nerves students of the city participated in the examinations. Nervousness ruled the campus as students made last minutes revision and discussions with their classmates.
School authorities informed said that special arrangements have been made for the 10th and 12th examination. A flying squad has been constituted to keep a vigil look on the examination process.
�We have made elaborate arrangements for the exams and are happy to note that everything went off smoothly. Students were satisfied with the question papers too,� said a school teacher.
The East Singhbhum district education department is pinning hopes on better matriculation results because of the academic initiatives taken throughout the year.
“We have tried our level best to help teachers and students. I hope the results would be better both for matriculation and intermediate. The rest can only be said after the examination is over and when the results are out,” said an official of district education department, East Singhbhum.
Schools were provided with model question papers prepared by teachers. Extra classes for weak students were also conducted.