Over 5 lakh students will appear for the examination in the regular stream, while the number of ex-regular examinees stands at over 70,000. The trade unions have called the bandh in protest against the Centre's decision to allow FDI in retail and its "failure" to control price rise.
The board has earmarked over 2,500 examination centres across the state and these are situated within 10 km radius of schools. "We have tried our best to allot students the examination centres nearest to the schools, but there are a few exceptions. Many schools in remote areas cannot not be made centre for lack of proper infrastructure," said the board president.
The board has identified 301 nodal centres across the state for this purpose. This year, students will have to write answers on question-cum-answer booklets.
The board has also decided to form a three-tier squad to check malpractices. These will be formed at district-level, zonal-level and at the central-level.
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