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Paper perfect

Matriculation and intermediate examinations, which began peacefully across the state on Friday, saw a swell in the number of candidates this year.

Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) secretary said that compared to 2013, an additional 30,000 were appearing for the Class X board tests, while examinee count was up by 10,000 for the Class XII qualifier. He added that strict adherence to the HRD departmentís guidelines had ensured free and fair examinations on the first day.

In the run-up to the twin boards, HRD minister Geetashree Oraon had asked the 1,300-odd venues to host matriculation in the first half (9.45am to 1pm) and intermediate during the next half (2pm to 5.15pm). The Council, on its part, toed Delhi boards to introduce the 15-minute reading time. Mobile phones and calculators were barred from exam halls, and candidates were frisked to prevent use of unfair means.

All these rules will be followed till matriculation ends on March 7 and intermediate on March 13. A quick recap of the state boards Day One


Matriculation: Hindi

Intermediate: sociology (arts);

geology (science)

Commerce to begin on Saturday







Section 144 (prohibitory orders) of CrPC imposed within 500-metre radius of exam centres between 6am and 6pm

One invigilator for every 25 candidates in each exam room


Dial JAC for information/queries at 0651-6453346, 18003456523


Matriculation: 4,80,628

Intermediate: 2,99,329

(science 84,382; commerce 46,757; arts 1,68,190)



43,689 candidates; 108 centres


39,188 candidates; 36 centres

District education office has

constituted an examination control room, functional from 8am to 7pm; for queries call 0651-2215544 or 0651-2212061



39,181 candidates; 101 centres


27,365 candidates; 68 centres

BSS Balwadi School, near Combined Building Chowk, designated as district control room. Dhanbad SDO Abhishek

Srivastava said 34 flying squads for matriculation and 19 for intermediate had been pressed into service

East Singhbhum


25,310 candidates; 67 centres


21,772 candidates; 26 centres

The mobile inspection team for matriculation comprises 18 magistrates and that for intermediate has eight. Six static magistrates are on duty for Class X board tests and 18 for Class XII, informed district superintendent of education Indu Bhusan Singh

voice box

My Hindi paper went off well. Nothing was out of syllabus though a couple of questions were tough Kush Krishna Tirkey, matriculation candidate from Gossner High School, Ranchi Exam bahut acha hua; acha marks jarur launga (My paper went off well;

I will definitely score good marks) Sudhir Tirkey, matriculation examinee at Sakchi High School centre, Jamshedpur

It was my first examination outside school and I was a little nervous. But, I did good; the paper was easy Aman Kumar Dubey, matriculation candidate from Pranjivan Academy, Dhanbad

I had devoted seven hours a day to studying. Besides, free coaching from teachers was a blessing Rajni Kumari, intermediate arts examinee from Mandar Plus Two High School, Ranchi

The paper was quite easy. I hope the others will go well tooGeeta Sundi, intermediate arts candidate at Graduate School College for Women centre, Jamshedpur

Taking the test with strangers was unnerving; but I had studied hard and answered all questions well Sneha Kumari, intermediate arts examinee from SSLNT Womenís College, Dhanbad

Compiled by Arti S. Sahuliyar, Praduman Choubey and Animesh Bisoee

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