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Madhyamik 2018 kicks off, peaceful first day

Kolkata: The first day of Madhyamik examination passed peacefully, with the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) taking elaborate measures in terms of security and the administration across the state ensuring that the examinees do not face any inconvenience.
A section of the students appearing for Hindi first language, however, alleged that a long question and a few short answer type questions were out of syllabus.
When the matter came to the notice of WBBSE, they assured the students of looking into the issue.
"We have referred the matter to our examination committee and if any question is found to be out of syllabus, we will take action to ensure that the examinees are not inconvenienced by any means," said Kalyanmoy Ganguly, president of WBBSE.
There was some confusion at Bethune School in Kolkata, over the watches worn by some students. They were initially stopped from entering, but later with the intervention of the school authorities and the Board, they were allowed inside.
Meanwhile, the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate extended help to Madhyamik examinee Mitali Halder, a resident of Dakshinpara in New Town, after her house caught fire. None was injured, but all the belongings of the house were gutted.
The police handed over books, bag and other essentials to ensure that the girl faces no difficulty in appearing for the examination.
It may be mentioned that this was for the first time, when apart from the usual languages, question papers were also set in Alchiki language for the 832-odd Santhal students appearing in the examination.

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