Srinagar: The annual board examinations for Class 12 in Kashmir valley commenced on Thursday amidst COVID-19-related preventive measures put in place by the authorities to check the spread of the infection among the students, officials said.
They said the examination commenced across the valley as well as in the winter zone areas of Jammu division.
The examination was conducted smoothly with almost full attendance in adherence to COVID-19 SOPs, the officials said.
The candidates were briefed about the concessions granted in the examination that they had to attempt only 60 marks out of 100 marks, they said.
This year, one supervisor for 20 students were appointed instead of 30 students, so as to follow the social distancing norms, they added.
As many as 58,514 candidates are appearing in the examination for which 626 centres have been established whereas from winter zone areas of Jammu division 15,055 candidates are appearing in 188 centres, the officials said.
The Secretary, JKBOSE Manisha Sareen along with Joint Secretary, Examinations visited the various examination centres at Srinagar and its peripheries, an official spokesperson said.
He said Sareen during her inspection instructed the supervisory staff and school managements to facilitate the examinees in the best possible way keeping in view the pandemic and sanctity of the examination.
“The Heads of the Institutions were asked to ensure proper heating and lighting arrangements in the Examination halls,” the official spokesperson added.
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