The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) exams for class 10 and 12 will start from today. More than 17 lakh students across the state will take part in their class 10 and 12 examinations. In 2017, around 17.5 lakh students had participated in the examinations.
Like every year, the board has made elaborate arrangements in order to curb any sort of cheating practices. The entire examination will be held under electronic surveillance this year too.
Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, the Education Minister, said the government has put in place all measures for a peaceful atmosphere for students.
Minister during his address also said the examinations will be conducted at 1,548 examination centres across 135 zones in the state. Apart from electronic surveillance, local squads will ensure that no cheating takes place.
The government said the exam centres have no CCTV cameras, tablets with cameras will be installed so that every moment can be monitored at the headquarters in Gandhinagar.
A total of 192 candidates will take their examination from jails.
Of these, 155 prisoners will take the class X examination and 37 the class XII exam.
For the visually impaired candidates, the board will provide questions papers in Braille. The board announced disabled candidates will be given seating arrangements on ground floors.