Submitted by Editor on Wed, 2017-03-08 22:17 Bengaluru: As many 4lakh students are set to appear for the CBSE Class 10, Class 12 and II PU board examinations which will start from Thursday. For the CBSE, it’s business as usual. Officials said there were no new changes in exam rules, and that they would monitor the developments closely. But the state PU board will be on trial in the next few weeks. Following last year’s exam fiasco, during which the question paper was leaked twice, the board initiated big changes in the exam pattern. One of the changes is assigning random exam centres. As per the new rule, No II PUC student will be able to write his/her exam in their own college. Instead, they will take their exams from centres allotted nearby other PU colleges. The aim of this initiative, according to a department official, was to put an end to exam malpractice. “Colleges can no longer interfere and help students cheat,” he added. The PU department has formed vigilance cells to prevent malpractice. Chief superintendents, joint chief superintendents, special invigilation squads, district and taluk-level flying squads have been formed. Meanwhile, government PU lecturers reportedly will attend the II PUC exam duty with black wrist band to protest the state government's refusal to fulfil their demands. As many as 1.5-lk students will take II PU exams from Thursday.