Thiruvananthapuram: The authorities have taken strict security measures to prevent the leakage of SSLC question papers this time around.
The question papers are kept in lockers of government treasuries. They are brought to examination venues after classifying them on the basis of the subject paper on each day and then sealing the bundles. For this purpose, schools have been divided into clusters of five each.
On the day of the examination, the question papers of that subject alone are brought to exam centers with a police escort before 6:30 am. It has to be received jointly by the head of the school (chief examiner) and the deputy chief deployed from another school by signing the documents. Then the question papers have to be kept in lockers with a double locking system.
The bundles of question papers could be taken out only after 9:20 am, that too after ensuring that all students have entered the exam centers. Each bundle will have sub-bundles of 20 question papers, given that only 20 students are seated in a single classroom. These small bundles should be opened only in the presence of students.
Two students in each classroom should certify that the question paper bundle is properly secured. The invigilator should obtain their signatures, certifying the same.