The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations of 2018 under 10 education boards will begin across the country on Monday (Apr 2). According to local media reports, the Education Ministry said only the in-charge officers of respective centres will be allowed to enter the examination halls with mobile phones as they will be given instruction via text message about the set of question papers.
The authorities will open envelopes of question papers about 25 minutes before the examinations start and they have already taken decision to shut down all the coaching centres till completion of the examinations, a top official of the ministry told a meeting recently.
All the authorities concerned are sincerely working to root out all possible sources of question paper leakage.
The examinees have been instructed to take their seats in the examination centres 30 minutes before the examinations begin.
The written examinations will continue until May 13 while the practical examinations will be held from May 14 to May 23.
Candidates with physical disabilities will receive an additional 20 minutes in the examinations while the examinees with special needs, including those with autism, will get 30 additional minutes.