The first day of the High Secondary examinations passed off peacefully on Monday.
On Monday, the examination was on the first language paper. The students said that the question paper was easy and they could finish it on time. Elaborate arrangements were made so that the examinations could be conducted peacefully.
Around 8 lakh students are appearing for the examination and there are more than 2000 centres all over the state. A third invigilator was appointed this year to ensure that the students do not carry their cell phones in the examination halls.
If any student is found to carry a cell phone then he or she will not be allowed to sit for the examination this year.
Mahua Das, president West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Council said that she did not receive any complaints of mass copying. Seventy five centers have been declared as sensitive and elaborate police arrangements have been made in and around them.
Trouble broke out at Kalitala Nilanjan Smriti Vidyapith under Gangarampur police station after some students, gheraoed the head master and set his motor cycle on fire.
The students alleged that the headmaster had informed them that the examination centre for the girls would be at Holy Cross School while the centre for the boys is at Indranarayan School. When the boys reached the school the school authorities told them that they would have to go to Nayabazar School.