GUWAHATI, Feb 13 - The High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Assam High Madrassa (AHM) examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA), will be held from tomorrow.
A total of 3,42,702 candidates will appear for the HSLC examination from 857 centres. There will be eleven additional venues to accommodate excess candidates. The number of male candidates is 1,63,471 and female 1,79,231.
Altogether 9441 candidates will appear for the AHM examinations.
The highest number of HSLC candidates are in Nagaon district (26,080) and the lowest in Dima Hasao (2751).
SEBA examinations controller Nayan Jyoti Sarma told The Assam Tribune that thirteen blind students will appear for the HSLC examination this time at five centres. The general science paper will be in Braille. For the other papers, the candidates will take the help of a scribe.
Sarma said CCTV cameras have been installed at all the centres and prohibitory orders will be in place within 50 metres radius of sensitive centres.
Administrations will also deploy flying squads to check irregularities during conduct of the examinations.
Meanwhile, Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the All Assam Students Unions have extended their best wished to the candidates.
On the other hand, the SEBA employees unions have urged organizations not to call any bandh during the examinations.
The examination will conclude on March 6.