Imphal, 19 February 2018 ( Evening News ) : State’s Higher Secondary Examination, 2018 conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur commenced today peacefully with English as the first paper of the examination. Altogether twenty eight thousand and twenty four students are appearing in the examination including twenty thousand three hundred and twenty-seven students in the science stream, seven thousand one hundred and ninety students in the arts stream and five hundred & seven students in the commerce stream. Examination was held at 91 exam centres across 14 districts of the state except in Kamjong and Pherzawl. Following the declaration made by COHSEM yesterday, Supervising officer opened the the seal of the Question papers in the presence of OCs and the invigilators 45 minutes before the commencement of examination. Tight security measures were in place to prevent use of any unfair means by the students and outsiders were not allowed within 500 metres of each examination centre and parents waited for their children 500 metres away from the examination centres. The higher secondary examination 2018 will conclude on March 29.
On the other hand, tensions erupted among the students appearing the Class 12 examination conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur, COHSEM which began today on the account that the question paper was leaked. An alleged question paper of General English was circulated on a whatsapp group this morning. Upon investigations by the officials of COHSEM and after thorough cross-checking of the paper, it turned out to be a fake question paper. Speaking to media persons, Chairman of COHSEM, L. Mahendra said the Cyber Crime Unit was reported to probe the forged question paper at the earliest and actions will soon be taken against those involved. Mahendra appealed to those concerned not to repeat again such acts which can create confusion among the students.