Bengaluru: Bengaluru will be under the grip of examination fever when over four lakh students appear for CBSE class X, class XII and II PUC examinations on Thursday.
CBSE officials said that there is no change in the examination pattern for both Class X and Class XII as compared to last year. “Like every year, we are following all the developments closely. Question papers are being transported and distributed with adequate security,” said a CBSE official from the Chennai regional office.
But the state Pre-University Education Department, which witnessed chaos last year after question paper leaks and postponement of exams twice, has come out with stringent measures this year, but it still has to be seen whether these new initiatives stop malpractices.
To ensure transparency, the department has introduced randomisation of examination centres, which will ensure that over 1.5 lakh students do not write exams in their own college. All the students are allotted exam centres near their college, but not their own college.
An education department official said that one of the common complaints all these years was that a few colleges indulged in malpractices, including making seating arrangements to help particular students.“To ensure that the colleges cannot play any role, we have introduced randomisation,” he said.
But many students complained that it was a big problem. “From desks and tables to the classroom ambiance, it will be a big change for the students and could add to the pressure,” said Mr Rajashekhar Bhat, a resident of Malleswaram, whose daughter is preparing for Thursday’s examination....