According to the sources, the exams were taken off in time without any glitches across all 961 centres in the state. But, later around 10 students were debarred for indulging in malpractices and 1 student being arrested.
Still, The officials have ensured that tight security has been provided in order to prevent copying, and moreover 200-meter area around the test center has been declared a prohibited zone.
Moreover, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Kageri Vishweshwara Hegde had visited the exam centres in Malleshwaram and encouraged students to give up their best in examinations.
Reports about the question paper leak half an hour before the exam turned out to be mere rumours as the supposedly leaked question paper did not match with the question paper circulated in the examination hall.
Department of Pre University Education Director Chakravarthy Mohan said, "Some people showed me the supposedly leaked paper. We got experts to tally it with the original question paper and the questions did not match. These are just rumours that students should not pay heed to."
Except for 11 students who were debarred for malpractice in the exam hall, there were no untoward incidents reported anywhere, Mohan said. Belgaum had the highest of four malpractice cases reported, followed by one case each in Bagalkot, Bijapur, Davangere, Chitradurga and Hassan. In Dakshina Kannada, two students were debarred.
Today, Science Stream students are taking up their exams for in Biology and Electronics examination. All students are hereby requested to take up their exams promptly. Please be away from all malpractices. Remember: Getting debarred may be a negative remark for your future.
With a total of 961 test centers across the state, a total of 6.13 lakh second PUC students. Even a total of 961 test centers in 46 centers, 114 centers have been identified as delicate test centers. The Board has hereby requested students to be Punctual at the start of the half-hour before the examinations.