New Delhi, Mar 5: The CBSE has warned exam centres not to respond to any fake Whatsapp texts or mail asking for copies of question papers for verification. The board has urged centres to maintain decorum of the examination. The examination for CBSE Class 10 and 12 began nationwide from Monday (March 5).Also Read - NEET UG 2021 Latest Update: From Justice AK Rajan Committee to Maharashtra Congress, Demand Grows to Cancel Medical Entrance Exam

Over 28 lakh candidates are expected to appear for Class 10, 12 board exams. The exams will be over on April 4 for Class 10 and on April 13 for Class 12.  Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javedkar took to social networking site twitter for wishing good luck to the students. Also Read - Board exams 2022: CBSE Announces BIG Relief For Students Who Have Lost Parents to COVID-19. Details Here

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From this year, students with special needs appearing for the exams can carry their laptops inside centres and diabetic students will be allowed carry eatables to the examination centre. In a big relief, board has also provided one time passing criteria relaxation to Class 10 students. The students will have to achieved 33 percent overall to pass, instead of 33 percent separately in the final written test and internal assessments.

From Delhi,  2,89,958 students have enrolled for Class 10, whereas 2,50,736 candidates have enrolled for Class 12. Candidates with special needs would be given computer/laptops to take their exams. The computers will only be allowed to use for typing the answers and viewing the enlarged question papers.