Udupi: The second year pre-university examinations began in a smooth manner in the district on Thursday March 12.
In all, 15,441 students from the district are appearing in 28 centres for the examinations, which will go on till March 27. The number of fresh candidates taking up the exams is 13,778. There are 421 repeaters and 1242 private candidates. As many as 2917 are from arts stream, 8362 from commerce, and 4162 from science streams. Of the total number of candidates appearing for the exam, as many as 8015 are girls and 7426 boys. All morning exams will be held between 9 am and 12:15 pm. The exams scheduled for the afternoon session will be held between 2 pm and 5:15 pm.
To avoid malpractices, the department has appointed squads at district and taluk levels. Along with this, special sitting squads have been deputed at each centre. For security purposes, section no. 144 has been proclaimed within a radius of 200 metres of each exam centre. Gathering in groups or any other activities disturbing the peace near the exam centres have also been banned
Time Table: March 12, Business Studies, Chemistry, March 13 Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Arabic, March 14 – Political science, Geology and Basic Maths, March 16- Economics, March 17-Geography and Mathematics, March 18 -Hindi and Telugu, March 19- Logic, Accountancy and Home Science, March 20- Physics, Education, l Carnatic Music, Hindustani Music and Psychology, March 23 -History, Computer Science, March 24 -Optional Kannada, Biology and Electronics, March 25- Sociology and Statistics, March 26- English, March 27 -Marathi, Urdu, Sanskrit, l French.