The state is all set up hold the higher secondary examinations which are scheduled to start on Monday.
Around 8 lakh students will appear in the examination. There are more than 2000 examination centres all over the state. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has given her blessings and best wishes to the students appearing in the examination.
The examination which is held in March every year was brought forward by a month because of the Assembly elections. Keeping the exams in mind many community Saraswati puja organisers opted to stay away from loudspeakers so that the examinees could go ahead with their last minute preparation. The first language examination will be held on Monday. The Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) will run buses with an “examination special” tag. There will also be more police men who have been instructed to cooperate with the students.
The most crucial work faced by the West Bengal Higher Secondary Council is to stop cheating at the examination halls. Council head Mahua Das had said that the students would not be allowed to carry cell phones in the examination hall and any student caught with the phone will not be allowed to take the examination.
The teachers and non teaching staffs will have to deposit their phones with the head masters as well. Seventy five examination centres have been declared as sensitive and with more police personnel deployed near those centres. The flying squad of police will be keeping a tab on these centres. There will be three invigilators with two invigilators distributing question papers and answer scripts while the third will check whether the examinees are carrying their cell phones.