Over 1.45 million students to sit for CBSE exams in 2009

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Over 1.45 million students will sit for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations starting March 2 at over 5,000 centres spread across the country and abroad.

This year, 824,438 students of class 10 and 637,578 of class 12, will take the board exams, a CBSE release said. Last year, 765,687 candidates appeared for the Class 10 examinations while 549,344 students took the Class 12 exams. Of the total number of class 10 students, 336,963 are female candidates while 487,475 are male students. Similarly in the class 12 exams, there are 264,248 female candidates and 373,330 male students. Among the candidates in special categories, 2,228 of class 10 and 1,707 of class 12 will appear in 14 centres in the country and abroad. 'CBSE for the first time this year has roped in special educators to address the problems of the specially-abled children taking the exams,' CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma said.

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