The overall pass percentage was 66.97 per cent, slightly lower than 67.5 per cent of last year. The exams were held in March.
The officials had been clear from the beginning that responsibility of any malpractice lies with the invigilator.
In order to avert such situations, the officials are planning to rope in some reputed speakers and counsellors and conduct special motivational sessions for students.
Snacks like boiled channa and peanuts, biscuits, banana and pulihora would be given to students who attend special classes for examination preparation before and after school hours.
Education department decides to allot only AP government schools for SSC exams; private managements cry foul
Speaking to TNIE, a senior official of School Education Department said, “Some private schools have been accused of leaking question papers to their students.
The Centre had earlier said that the problem occurred in only one examination paper, held on February 26, and it was due to some technical snag.
The examination papers of the SSC CGL were allegedly leaked, leading to huge protests from job seekers for several days.