A total of 16.8 lakh candidates have registered to sit for the Class 10 exam which began on Wednesday at various exam centers across the state, according to the Bihar School Examination Board.
The enrollment of boys this year is 846,663 while 837,803 girls have registered.
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Reviews will continue until February 24 in accordance with the guidelines and standard operating procedures issued by the Center. A total of 1,525 examination centers are located in 38 districts of the state. Candidates must enter their respective examination room 10 minutes before the start of the session.
It is mandatory for candidates to bring masks and disinfectants into the examination room.
“The Bihar School Examination Committee followed the guidelines issued by the Bihar School Coronavirus Examination Committee for enrollment exams,” said Nitish Kumar, a static magistrate, who is stationed at Mahesh Prasad Singh Science College, Muzaffarpur.
Each examination center must have CCTV cameras, a videographer will be appointed, section 144 within 100 meters of the examination center, among several other measures.
Reviews will take place in two shifts due to the pandemic. The first shift will start at 9:30 a.m. and the doors will close at 9:20 a.m. The second shift will begin at 1:45 p.m. with the doors closing at 1:35 p.m.
To ensure the smooth running of class 10 exams, the committee has set up a functional control room from Wednesday. Applicants who have a problem can call the helpline number 0612-2230009 and the fax number 0612-2222575.