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6.4 lakh students to write II PU exam today

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Bengaluru, March 11, 2016: The II Pre-University (PU) exam, which will begin today will be given by a total of 6.4 lakh students. Of this, 31,252 have enrolled as private candidates.

Each of the 1,032 test centers will have one chief invigilator, apart from sitting and flying squads, said Pallavi Akurathi, Director, Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) on Thursday. When asked about the steps taken by the department to avoid a repeat of last year’s argument surrounding the evaluation and re-evaluation of II PU results, Ms. Akurathi said camp officers have been trained this time to prepare the evaluators before the exams, which conclude on March 28.

The controversial circular by the DPUE made it mandatory for students to take scanned copies of their answer scripts before applying for re-evaluation is being reevaluated.

Explaining further she said, the DPUE had written to the Law Department after meeting with student organization representatives. Among the other new rules that had bothered the students were making them submit an undertaking that the re-evaluation results will not be challenged in the court of law or “make any claim on account of revision of marks in any forum.” However, students who score more than they have been given after re-totaling will not be charged any fee, Ms. Akurathi said.

The DPUE officials commenting on students, who were admitted to science courses by colleges after completing arts or commerce courses, said there were no provision to allow them to write the exam. They ensured that action would be taken against colleges that have admitted them.