Board exams begin amid shutdown, tight security

Board exams begin amid shutdown, tight security

Srinagar: Annual examination of class 12th began today in different parts of the Valley amid shutdown called by the pro-freedom leadership and under tight security arrangements by the government forces.

“Over 45,000 students are appearing for class 12th exams beginning at 11 a.m. at 484 centres,” Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE), Zahoor Ahmad Chatt, was quoted by a news agency to have said.

Assembly of more than four people at one place have been imposed around the exam centres to maintain what the authorities term as “law and order situation”.

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Police officials guard an examination centre in Baramulla on Monday. Photo: Nissar Malik

Almost all the students were accompanied by their parents to the examination centres and decided to wait for their wards outside the centres.

In the wake of continuous logjam of the Valley, BOSE has decided to allow a 50 per cent cut in the syllabus for those students willing to take the secondary exams.

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