The total number of class 10 examinees in 2018 is 11,02,921, of whom 6,21,366 are girls. The number of boys who have registered for the examination is 4,81,555.
The number of examinees increased by 31,075 this year, where the strength of girl students is 1,39,811 more than boys. Last year, the number of girl candidates was 1,19,502 more than boys.
The examination will be held at 2,819 centres across all the districts in the state.
A novel feature this year is that the examination is also being conducted in the Santhali medium.
"The questions have been set in the Ol Chiki script. The total number of candidates in the Santhali medium is 832, who would appear at 37 school venues," said an official said.
According to the instructions given to heads of every exam centre, the teachers too will have to face disciplinary proceedings if they found with mobile phones inside the venues. After paper leak cases were reported last year, WBBSE has come up with stringent measures to check copying and leaking of question papers, reported Statesman.
The both class 10 regular and external examinations will be held from 11.45 a.m. to 3 p.m. (first 15 minutes will be for reading the Question Papers).
WBBSE Timetable Madhyamik Exams 2018
March 12: First languages
March 13: Second languages
March 14: Geography
March 16: History
March 17: Physical Science
March 19: Mathematics
March 20: Life Science
March 21: Optional elective subject
First Languages papers are Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Modern Tibetan, Nepali, Odia, Gurmukhi (Punjabi), Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Santali.
Second languages are English -- if any language other than English is offered as First Language -- and Bengali or Nepali, if English is the First Language.
According a WBBSE notification, examinations in shorthand and typewriting will be held at Kolkata and Siliguri only. Examinations in Sewing and Needle work will be of four hours duration.
Examination in Music Vocal and Music Instrumental will be of two hours duration for Theoretical Portion.
Examination on Computer Application will be of two and half hours duration on theoretical Examination.
Examination on RStr, SStr, AStr, and HStr will be of 1 and half hours duration on theoretical Examination. Oral, Portfolio, Project and Direct Observation on these 5 (five) subjects will be taken by the Sector Skill Council and individual schools.
(With Inputs from IANS)
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