Class XII board exams begin statewide


Class XII students from the city’s state board schools began their board exams on Thursday with the language test.

Over 8.37 lakh students from Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry have registered to take the exam. In Chennai, 46,785 students took the exams at 167 centres.

With their exams due to start at 10 a.m., students from all schools began congregating at their centers from 8:30 a.m. Having failed to take both their Class X and Class XI exams due to the pandemic, this was the first round of public exams this group of students is taking. “We were all looking forward to taking the exams this year. It was an easy Tamil paper for many of us,” said G. Varsha, a student from Presidency Higher Secondary School, Egmore.

Minister of School Education Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi visited Rosary Matriculation Higher Secondary School and gave an update on arrangements for exams.

“The department wishes the best to all students and hopes that they will not be afraid and that they will enjoy taking the exams. In terms of assessments, we hope to complete as soon as possible in July,” he said, saying they will take into consideration the timeline followed by other councils such as the CBSE.

The Government Examinations Branch said no student was caught committing professional misconduct on the first exam.

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