Bhubaneswar: The annual Higher Secondary Examination (Plus-II) kicked off on Thursday with students appearing the first language (MIL).
Altogether 3,69,537 students are appear for the examination conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) in the Arts, Science, Commerce and Vocational streams at 1,091 centres across the State amid tight security. Of the 1,091 examination centres, at least 936 are under CCTV surveillance.
The CHSE has also put 202 examination management hubs (EMHs) under 24X7 security and CCTV surveillance to avoid any irregularities. EMHs house the question paper from where the papers are sent to examination centres on the examination day itself.
The three-hour exam commenced at 10.30 am. The exam will continue till March 30.
Prior to theory examination, students having practical/projects had already appeared for the tests from January 28 to February 8. Students have been strictly advised not to take mobile phones and smart watches into the examination halls.
After the Matric examination question papers went viral in the State, the CHSE authorities have taken elaborate precautionary measures to ensure that no such untoward incident takes place during the Plus-II examinations.