New Delhi: With over 28 lakh students appearing for the CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 board that commenced from Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his best wishes to students taking the examinations, saying they should write their paper with a smile and lots of confidence.
A total of 16,38,428 candidates have registered for Class 10 examination, while 11,86,306 candidates have registered for Class 12 examination.
"Best of luck to all my young friends appearing for the CBSE class XII and class X examinations! Write these exams with a smile and lots of confidence," he said on Twitter on Monday.
Modi also recently held interaction with the students who were due to appear for the board examinations and asked them to not compete with their friends as each student has been raised differently and has a different ecosystem adding that they should concentrate and analyse themselves.
"You should compete with yourself, not others," the Prime Minister told the students.
Before that, Prime Minister had also launched his book "Exam Warriors", a collection of anecdotes from his growing up years, and with tips for handling exam pressure.
The class 10 board examination has been reintroduced from this year after the government decided to do away with the Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) adopted earlier.
The class 10 exam will be conducted at 4,453 centres across India and 78 centres outside India. Similarly, for class 12, the exam will be held at 4,138 centres in India and 71 centres abroad.
Candidates suffering from diabetes are allowed to carry eatables inside the examination centres.
From this year, CBSE has also allowed candidates with special needs to write their exams using laptops but their device will have to undergo an inspection by the computer teacher at the exam centre and no Internet access will be allowed.
A total of 4,510 and 2,846 differently-abled candidates have registered for Class 10 and 12 examinations respectively....