Bhubaneswar:The annual Class X and Class XII examinations conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) began on Saturday.
Over 18 lakh students are appearing for the Class X examination and 12 lakh taking the Class XII board exams. The examinations for Class X will conclude on March 20 and that of Class XII on March 30.
The Board has issued special instructions for the students:
➢ Students must reach the examination centre on or before 9.45 AM on the days of exams and be seated in the examination hall on or before 10.00 AM. No student will be permitted after 10.00 AM.
➢ Students must wear the school uniform on the day of examinations and carry school ID.
➢ They should carry permitted stationery in a transparent pouch only.
➢ They must not carry cellphones, wallets, purses, chits or pieces of paper, old question papers, or anything that draws suspicion about the possibility of unfair means being adopted.
➢ The students must obey all instructions given in the examination hall and ensure discipline during examinations.
➢ They should read the question papers carefully and follow instructions given on the Answer Book and fill in accurate and relevant details, wherever required.
➢ Students must avoid believing or forwarding rumours.
➢ Any suspicious activity/rumors so found should immediately be brought to the notice of the parent(s)/guardian and CBSE.