Bengaluru: The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board-authorised SSLC exams commences today (March 21) with 8,41,666 students expected to appear for exams in 2847 centres across the State.

According to education director PC Jaffer, 14450 schools will be represented. In 2018, 8,38,088 students attempted the SSLC exams, resulting in an increase of 3,578 students.

4,47,864 boys and 3,93,802 girls will try to get through the pivotal test this time around.  Around 10,572 students fell short of the required attendance percentage in the academic year and have been denied a hall ticket.

The board has also identified 4651 differently abled children who will attempt exams this time and the department has provided relaxation to a few students in terms of language and subject options.

2847 supervisors and 715 deputy supervisors have been deployed. CCTV Cameras have been installed and police have been deputed at exam centres to ensure there is no malpractice.

Both BMTC and KSRTC will accommodate students to travel on routes leading to their exam centres, which might be away from their regular route, provided students produce their bus pass.