The Higher Secondary(HS) final examinations are underway since 9 am today at 772 centres and 20 additional venues across Assam.
Altogether 1,175,175 students in Arts stream, 40,588 in Science stream and 18,178 in Commerce stream would appear for the Class 12 Board examinations.
A total of 868 students will appear in the vocational stream.
To conduct the examinations smoothly and check any sort of malpractice, three-layered security arrangements have been put into place by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) including CCTV cameras, jammers and a full-fledged cyber cell.
40 observers, 850 supervising officers and respective in-charges of all the centres will make sure to conduct the examination in a smooth and fair manner.
A total of 23 jammers are reportedly installed in 25 sensitive examination centres in Assam. The students and invigilators are not allowed to carry a mobile phone or any electronic device inside the hall. The in-charge of the examination hall will be allowed to carry a mobile phone.
The district administrations have been asked to impose Section 144 CrPC within a 50-metre radius of all the examination centres to ensure that no one can come within 100 metres except the candidates and staff members involved in conducting the exam.
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