Ahmedabad: SSC examination has a total of 9.75 lakh students, while HSC for General stream has 5.08 lakh students and HSC for Science stream has 1.17 lakh students appearing for the examinations, which will be conducted on 13th March, 2014.
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) officials informed that the SSC examination will be conducted at 780 exam centres among which 22 of them are new this year. The number of centres in General stream was 367 and for Science it was 110.
1.17 lakh students will appear for the 4th and the final semester of HSC in HSC Science stream. 1.21 lakh students will appear for the 2nd semester Science exams. In 110 centres, these arrangements have been made.
3 video conferences have been conducted for glitch-free arrangements of examinations, as stated by the Board officials. DEOs have received special directives regarding the arrangements. It states that the arrangements must be made in such a way that copying will be avoided. It should also prevent parents from forming groups and standing outside the examination centres.
The officer said, "Since half of the exam paper is based on multiple choice questions, the focus is to prevent mass copying. Centres have been prevailed upon to install CCTV cameras and videography will be done in sensitive centres. Footage from CCTVs will be sent to the board where officials will personally examine them and try to curb copying."
30,000 employees and 450 squads in total will monitor any event of mass copying. 150 flying squads have also been prepared by the Board to keep a vigil over the proceedings.
To enable students to prepare better, last year, the Board had granted holidays between 2 major papers. This year too, SSC students will get a holiday before Science and Mathematics examinations. The students of HSC will also be given time to prepare before important papers.