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Annual exams commence for Class 8th, 9th

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Srinagar, Oct 25: Annual examinations of Class 8th and 9th commenced across the Kashmir Division Thursday.

A total of about 1,37,481 students are appearing in Class 8th and 9th examinations conducted by State Institute of Education (SIE) Kashmir across the Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil for which 1981 centres have been established.

Officials said adequate arrangements have been put in place for the smooth conduct of these examinations.

Meanwhile, Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE), Veena Pandita today paid a surprise visit to various examination centres where Higher Secondary Part II (12th), annual 2018 exams are going on.

She informed that 1.86 lakh candidates are appearing in 10th, 11th, 12th annual examinations at 1702 centres across the Valley where 10,212 examination staff members are deployed.

For conducting hassle-free and transparent examinations, she said the district administrations, JKBOSE and Education department have made three tier elaborate and foolproof arrangements. In the case of exigency, candidates are asked to approach nearby exam centres or concerned police stations to get transport support or other help, she said.

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