Amidst tight security around 24 examination centres in city, the II PUC exams for the year 2012-13 conducted by the Karnataka Pre-University Board began at 44 examination centres in the district in which a total of 32,403 candidates are writing their examinations.

On the first day today, exams which began at 9 am concluded at 12.15 pm in History and Computer Science streams.

While 4,528 of these candidates are reappearing for the examination, 13, 456 candidates are writing exams in Arts stream while 3,261 are writing their exams in Commerce stream and the remaining 9,686 are writing exams in Science stream.

DDPU K.M.Puttu and Deputy Commissioner Dr. Ramegowda visited various examination centres in city and supervised smooth conduct of the exams.

Apart from the 24 centres in city, there are four centres in T.N.Pur and Periyapatna taluks and three each in K.R.Nagar, Hunsur, H.D.Kote and Nanjangud taluks in the district.

In a bid to check malpractices, the PU Board has formed 12 Inspection Squads out of which four squads will monitor examination centres in city limits, two squads will be deployed in Periyapatna and one each in H.D.Kote, Nanjangud, K.R.Nagar, T.N.Pur and Hunsur taluks.

With prohibitory orders clamped around all examination centres in the district, each Inspection Squad will comprise one woman member.

A total of 6,13,306 candidates including 2,93,000 girls are writing second PU exams at 961 examination centres in the State out of which 46 have been declared as highly sensitive and 104 have been declared as sensitive centres.

While about 2,57,000 candidates are writing exams in Arts, about 1,81,000 candidates are appearing in Commerce stream while about 1,78,000 are writing in Science stream in the State.

The exams will conclude on March 28.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore