Guwahati, Feb 19 : Over 2.49 lakh students will appear in the Higher Seconday Examination, 2017, under the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) which is scheduled to start from Monday.
AHSEC official said that, this year examinations will be held at 820 examination centers in the state.
A total of 2,49,313 students will appear in Higher Secondary examination in Arts, Science and Commerce stream.
Among the students, a total of 1,94,069 students will appear in Arts stream while 37,350 in Science and 17,894 students to appear in Commerce stream.
Meanwhile, to curb the malpractices in the examination, the AHSEC and the state government have decided to enforce section 144 CrPC within a radius of 200 metres from the examination center.
The AHSEC official further said this year examination will be held under CCTV surveillance.
The Assam government had already issued order to install CCTV in each examination center.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)