This year's Secondary Education Examination (SEE) has started across the country from 8:00 am today.
In the first day, the students are attending exam for compulsory English while the students from Sanskrit stream are taking exam for compulsory Sanskrit language and literature, and compulsory Nepali.
According to SEE Examinations Controller Bishnu Narayan Shrestha, a total of 484,227 students are taking their exams though 516,591 students studying in Grade 9 filled up their registration form for the SEE. It is said that 2,037 examination centres have been designated for SEE.
These include 2,036 exam centres in 77 districts and one in Japan where 14 students are sitting for the SEE exam.
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.
The highest number of examinees are in Bagmati Province (106,959) and the lowest in Karnali Province (41,329). Around 15,000 students will be taking the exams in the technical stream.
Similarly, 2,982 students from 65 schools running course in Sanskrit and 50 blind students are appearing in the SEE this year.
Students from 11,829 schools, including 7,200 community and 4,564 institutional ones are sitting in the SEE.
Seventy-eight thousand human resources have been mobilized at the examination centres throughout the country.
It is said that Province Examination Operation and Management Committee formed under the leadership of Province Secretary in every province would operate, manage and monitor the examinations in the provinces remaining under the scope of National Examination Board's directives.
The District Examination Coordination Committee formed comprising Chief District Officer, chiefs of security bodies in every district has completed all necessary tasks including designating invigilators in examination centres, imparting orientation to stakeholders.