Thiruvananthapuram: The public examinations for Plus-One and Vocational Higher Secondary Education (VHSE) students in Kerala has begun, ending days of speculation and a long-drawn legal tussle that went up to the Supreme Court of India.
As many as 417,607 students attend the exams which are being held under strict COVID-19 protocol. Among the total students, 47,899 are private registrants of open schools.
The most number of students writing the examinations are from Kozhikode district (43,932). Lakshadweep and Mahe also have examination centres.
As many as 30,579 students are expected to appear for the VHSE examinations.
All examinations began at 9.40 a.m.
For Plus-One, Sociology, Anthropology, Electronics Service Technology and Electronic System papers are scheduled for today (Sept 24, Friday).
The Plus-One exams will conclude on October 18.
The exam paper for VHSE examination on the opening day (Sept 24, Friday) is Entrepreneurship Development. The VHSE examinations will end on October 13.