New syllabi, terror scare major concerns as 11 lakh pupils embark on month-long journey today
The long and anxious wait is finally over for lakhs of students attempting their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams. As the class XII exams begin from Thursday, students and parents are expecting nothing short of a harrowing time this year.
Says Anahita Nair, a commerce student from Sathaye College in Vile Parle, "We have been told to expect a slightly tougher paper than last year by our school and coaching class. I have also heard that we all will be frisked at the exam centre and checked for mobile phones. I hope this will not cause delay in sitting for the exams."