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No glitches, no worries: PU II exams off to a smooth start

With tight security including CCTV cameras in place, the PUE dept managed to pull off an error-free, leak-proof exam on day 1; much to the relief of students

Published: 10th March 2017 02:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2017 07:17 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: It has been a good start for PU II examinations which began on Thursday across the state.
As far as the question papers were concerned, both biology and history papers were easy and there were no reported errors. And in a good news for the department, there were no reports of question paper leaks this year. In fact, there were no rumours about it either.

PUC II students give a quick final glance at their books ahead of the exams at a centre in Malleswaram on Thursday; Anxious parents patiently wait outside an exam centre; girls get busy with some last-minute preparation | Pushkar V

According to PUE officials, the secured examination system implemented by the department has worked out well. Department Director C Shika said, “The examination went well at all centres across the state. Even at the treasuries there were no suspicious activities. We hope that the rest of the exams go as smoothly.”
The director added, “The question papers reached the exam centres (998) on time and the video recordings have been done at the treasuries and also while handing over the papers to the principals of the centres.”

Xerox shops stay open
In Bengaluru city, though there is a ban on keeping xerox shops open within 200m of the exam centres, there were many shops found functioning. However, later a team from the PUE department ensured that such shops were shut.

Five cases of malpractice
Only five cases of malpractice were reported from throughout the state - three from Kalaburagi and two from Davangere. In Davanagere, one student reportedly ran away with the answer booklets. Department officials said that he was a repeater student.

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