Jamshedpur: The matriculation and intermediate have started under tight security arrangements. No untoward incidents was reported from anywhere in the 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.
The intermediate examination started at 2 pm and concluded at 5:15 pm. Although ideally the matriculation exam also started today with music, there were hardly any students in the centres of East Singhbhum. The five centres for matric– two in Baharagora and Potka each and one in Chakulia stayed without students as they were no examinees for the paper today.
All the zones both in matric and intermediate have been deputed with zonal magistrates and continuous patrolling. Section 144 was imposed on all the examination centres today and this will continue for all days of the examination.
The district education officer, East Singhbhum, R.K.P. Singh and 101 centre superintendents attended the meeting organised at the district collectorate.
This year there are 25012 matric examinees who would appear from 67 centres and 19343 intermediate students at 34 centres in East Singhbhum.