Tamil Nadu supplementary board exams begin – Times of India

COIMBATORE: A total of 1,041 Class X candidates and 184 Class XII candidates appeared for the supplementary board exams in the district on Monday.

As per information from school education department officials, a total of 1,200 candidates had registered for the Class X supplementary exam, and of them 991 had appeared. A total 381 of them wrote the exam in new syllabus and 610 of them in old syllabus. A total of 50 disabled candidates also wrote the exam.

A total of 201 candidates had registered for the Class XII exam. A total of 156 wrote the exam in new syllabus and 23 in the old syllabus. All the five disabled candidates, who had registered, appeared for the exam.

The Class XII supplementary exams were held at 12 exam centres, while the Class X exam at 16 exam centres. The candidates who had failed in earlier attempts and private candidates wrote the exams.

On Monday, at the centres, the candidates were screened for body temperature and were made to wash their hands using soap. In the halls, they were made to spread out and sit, with eight candidates in a class.

Disabled candidates who require scribes to write the exam, were made to sit ensuring physical distancing between the candidate and the scribe. Earlier, all the scribes were tested for Covid-19 and the results were sent to respective exam centres, officials said.

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