Over 19,78,379 students of class 11th and class 12th are appearing Intermediate Board Examination 2014 in Andhra Pradesh from 12th March.
The state has 2,661 examination centres, out of which 975 are government, 187 are aided and 1,499 are unaided.
Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), Hyderabad is all set to conduct the board examination from 12th March to 01st April 2014.
A total of 133 flying squads and 135 sitting squads have been constituted.
Regional Joint Directors of Intermediate Education and District Vocational Educational Officers, apart from officers from the Board's head office, will be deputed as observers. Requests have been made to RTC, power and health departments for provision of facilities for the exams, Mr. Nayak informed.
Candidates have to be present at the examination centre by 8.30 AM.
The grace period of 15 minutes allowed for latecomers will be between 8.45 AM and 9 AM, instead of 9 AM and 9.15 AM as announced earlier, informed the Secretary, BIE, Ram Sankar Nayak.
Students should not bring mobile phones to the examination centres.
"Even the invigilators should not carry their mobile phones into the examination hall. Only the officers serving as observers may carry the mobiles, and a strict surveillance will be kept through GPS on the data transmitted from them too," he informed.