In Kerela, over 1.3 million students of Classes 10, 11 and 12 are to appear for the state public examinations beginning on 15th March 2010. For the smooth conduct of the exams class 10 and the Higher Secondary and Vocational Higher Secondary courses for Class 11 and 12, all preparations have been put in place, told the Director of Public Examination A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish. While the Class 10 examination is slated for the afternoon, the other two would be held in the forenoon. More than 4.5 lakh students are to appear for the Class 10 exam, 3.84 lakh in Class 11 and 4.15 lakh in the Class 12 Higher Secondary exams.