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Female candidates outnumber male counterparts for SSLC, HSSLC exams

SHILLONG, March 23: More than 58,000 students will be appearing for this year’s Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination to be conducted by the Meghalaya Board of School Education .
Out of a total of 58,625 candidates appearing in the SSLC examination, 25,486 are in the Regular-1 category and 15,061 in Regular-2. Besides, there are 11,337 non-regular, 6,347 compartmental, 385 private and nine improvement candidates.
The female candidates (33,278) outnumber their male counterparts (25,347) by a long way this time.
The SSLC theory examinations will begin on March 24 and conclude on April 6. The exam will be held at 152 centres with 87 of them in the Shillong region and 65 in the Tura region.
The total number of affiliated institutions is 646 with 470 in Shillong and 176 in Tura. The total number of unaffiliated institutions is 1,166 with 799 in the Shillong region and 367 in the Tura region.
A total of 23,064 candidates – 12,936 females and 10,128 males – will appear for the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC).
Of the total candidates for the HSSLC examination, 18,218 are regular, 1,536 are non-regular, 1,524 are private, 1,328 are compartmental and 458 are improvement.
The HSSLC theory examinations will begin on March 25 and conclude on April 21. There are 105 HSSLC examination centres with 66 in the Shillong region and 39 in the Tura region.
The total number of affiliated institutions is 260 with 180 in Shillong and 80 in Tura. The total number of unaffiliated institutions is 124 with 83 in the Shillong region and 41 in the Tura region.
A senior official of the Education Department on Wednesday said they have made all the arrangements for conducting the examination smoothly with support from the district administration.
He said the officer supervising the conduct of the examination at various centres will submit a confidential report at the end of the examination. “The government has put in place a flying squad for trouble-shooting any problem during the examinations,” he added.

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