Jamshedpur/Ranchi: Around 899 centres were alloted for the Class X and 338 centres for the Class XII board examination of Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) began from yesterday, February 16.
While more than 4.54 lakh students was told to appear for the Class X exam, 3.08 lakh students shall sit for the intermediate one. The allotment of centres was done by the JAC.
West Singhbhum district education officials have taken all precautions to prevent students from resorting to unfair practices during exams. For this purpose, they have deployed nine flying squads that will be doing the rounds across 41 centres, including 15 centres for matriculation exams.
District education officer (DEO) Rajnikant Verma said, "We are doing our best to ensure that students give their board exams in a conducive environment. None of the students will be allowed to resort to unfair means during examination. Our flying squads will assist invigilators and centre superintendents to ensure cheating is curbed," he said.
The district administration has set up a control room to coordinate with education department officials and examination centres during the exam period. Deputation of magistrates will be made after a district-level meeting with regards to the exams, sources said.
"Various kinds of electronic devices - some very small in size - are now being used by students to cheat. Strict checking of students will be conducted before the start of the examinations," said Gumla DC Gaurishankar Minz.