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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru/Udupi (JD/MS)
Mangaluru/Udupi, Mar 9: Second PU examinations began in the state on Thursday March 9. Students in Mangaluru and Udupi were seen at the exam centres making last minute preparations.
Exams will be held at 28 examination centres in Udupi district. As many as 15,634 students will write the examination this year. Out of the total students, 14341 are writing the examinations for the first time, while 575 are repeaters and 719 are private students. Boys are 7739 and girls who write the exams are 7896 in the district. In the science section, 6303, commerce 7673 and 1658 will write exams in the arts section.
Earlier, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday wished luck to students appearing for the Second PUC (Class 12) board examination in the state.
The public examination will be held between March 9 and 29.
"My wishes to dear students who are ready to take Second PUC exams. Let the success be yours and take exams without any fear and anxiety," CM Bommai tweeted.
The examination is being held in the state at 1,109 examination centres for 7,26,195 students.
Appropriate security measures are in place at the examination centers as the Education Minister B.C. Nagesh has clarified that no student would be allowed to take exams if they come in any attire which represents religion, including hijab.
According to education department statistics, 3.63 lac boys and 3.62 lac girls are appearing for the examinations. Of the total, 70,589 are repeaters. More than 1,000 assistant invigilators, 64 district squads, 525 taluk squads and 2,373 special squad members have been deputed for inspections across the state.
The exams will be held between 10.15 a.m and 1.30 p.m. On Thursday, students will write Kannada and Arabic exams. Prohibitory orders are in place in the 200 meter surrounding areas of the examination centres. The examination process is being completely monitored by CCTV cameras.
With Inputs from IANS