Arrangements made for Inter exams from Saturday

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Around 190,000 students will take their Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) exams in the morning and evening from Saturday 18th June to 6th July.

During a press conference on Thursday, the chairman of the Karachi Board of Intermediate Education (BIEK), Prof. Dr. Saeeduddin disclosed details about the HSC exams, commonly known as intermediate exams.

In the morning shift, around 108,000 students from the pre-engineering science, pre-medical science, general science and home economics groups would take their exams while in the evening shift, around 82,000 candidates enrolled in the commerce groups regular and private commerce would pass their exams.

A total of 211 examination centers were set up in the morning and evening shifts for the annual intermediate examinations, of which 115 examination centers were set up for the morning shift and 96 for the evening shift .

A total of 64 examination centers have been declared highly sensitive, of which 32 belong to the morning shift and 32 to the evening shift. BIEK has also written to the Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs, Department of Universities and Councils, Secretary of College Education, Secretary of School Education, Commissioner of Karachi, Director General of Rangers, Inspector General of Sindh Police and K-Electric to ensure law and order and uninterrupted power supply during exam hours.

The BIEK president said that special arrangements had been made this year to discourage copy culture. No one would be allowed to keep cellphones, tablets, laptops and other electronic devices inside the exam centers, he said.

On top of that, Section 144 would be enforced around exam centers and photostat and cellphone shops would remain closed nearby. About 20 Vigilance Teams were formed along with a high-level Vigilance Committee that would make surprise visits to exam centers and inspect facilities and the exam process. Prof Saeeduddin said the council would ensure the safe delivery of answer sheets to exam centres. He added that vigilance officers had also been posted at each examination centre.

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