KATHMANDU, March 31: The first day of this year's Secondary School Examination (SEE) that started across the country from 8:00 am today concluded peacefully.
According to Examinations Controller Bishnu Narayan Shrestha, the SEE was held in 2,036 examination centers in all 77 districts in the country and the one centre set up in Japan.
On the first day, the students attended an exam of compulsory English while the students from the Sanskrit stream took an exam for compulsory Sanskrit language and literature, and compulsory Nepali.
A student in Bara district has been barred from sitting for the exam because she attempted to leak the question paper. The question paper was prevented from leakage and she was barred from taking the exam while other examinees continued with their exam, shared Examination Controller Shrestha. The concerned authority is looking into the matter, he said.
Similarly, this year's examinee includes a student mourning the demise of his parents at Nawalparasi (Bardaghat Susta East). Ram Bahadur Tharu, a student of Janata Secondary School in Madhyabindu Municipality-6 in the district, appeared in the exam in mourning.
Among the total 484,227 students registered for the SEE, 55 students with visual impairment also sat for the exam. A separate sub-centre was set nearby the main exam center for them to appear in the exam.
Similarly, students who were in prisons and reform houses for various reasons also took the exam from their respective places, informed Shrestha.
The examinees also include 14 students sitting for exams in Japan's center. Shrestha shared that the students in Japan are taking their SEE from an academic institution in Tokyo which teaches Nepali curriculum with the approval from the government of Japan.
A total of 78,000 human resources have been mobilized at the examination centers. Altogether 5 million sets of question papers were published for this year's SEE. The exam will last through April 12.