Grade XI examinations start nationwide

BHAKTAPUR: A total of 369,426 students are taking the Grade XI examinations this year that started across the nation on Sunday.

In the examinations, 921 superintendents, 2512 assistant superintendents, 1921 monitors, 13, 430 invigilators, 1641 staffers, 2476 office assistants and 11,092 security personnel have been deployed, informed the Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE) at the Higher Secondary Education Board.

The Board successfully concluded the Grade XII examinations on Friday before starting the Grade XI examinations which will continue till May 25.

The examinees also include differently able students, and students from prisons and child rehabilitation centres, the OCE added.

Anyone found to be disrupting the examinations will be slapped with up to six months' imprisonment and fined Rs 100,000. If en masse cheating is found, the entire examination centre can be cancelled out as per the law.

HSEB Vice-Chairman, Dr Chaitanya Sharma, said 31 monitoring teams have been formed for the examinations constituting of the Education Ministry's joint secretaries, regional deputy directors, regional administrators and district education officials.