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AHSEC exam to be conducted from February tomorrow

Guwahati: The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has taken measures to prevent untoward incident during the examination to be held from February 12 in 772 centres across the state.

Addressing a press conference, AHSEC Chairman Dr. Dayananda Borgohain said that this time a total of 2,42,843 students will appear in the examination out of which 1,11,598 candidates belongs to BPL and 1,31,245 candidates from APL category.

The Chairman informed that there will be 47 numbers of evaluation zone and additional 20 numbers of examination venue have been organized other than 772 venues. “The additional 20 numbers of venues have been allotted for the students who will come from more than 15-20 kilometres away from their home for the convenience of the students,” Borgohain added.

He further informed that a total number of 1, 86,187 students will appear in Arts stream, 37,455 in Science stream and 18,291 in Commerce stream. The number of students to appear in vocational courses are 910.

Dr. Borgohain further added that security measures have been taken in order to avoid untoward incident during the examination. “Two CCTV cameras will be installed in each of the examination halls other than the cameras which will be installed in the front and back side of the campus. Section 144 will also be imposed in 50 metres distance of the campus so that the students would not be disturbed during the exam. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the venue with electronic gadgets like mobile phone, calculator etc. Even the invigilator will not be allowed to take mobile phones and only Centre-Incharge will be allowed to take mobile inside the venue,” Dr. Borgohain informed.

The Council has identified 25 sensitive centres and to prevent any kind of nuisance, the council will install JAMMER from where complaints of cheating could be received in these centres. Dr. Borgohain also stated that the security measures have also been taken over the control of cyber-crime.

Talking about the Assam Bandh situation which might hamper the students from appearing in the examination, Dr. Borgohain said that if any students will not be able to appear in the examination, the organization who will call the bandh will be responsible for it.

The council has also deployed 924 supervisors and 33 trained examiners from 11 locations to take care of the anomalies and misconduct in the examination halls.

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