The SSC public examinations commenced across Telangana today.
The students appeared for the first language paper-I examination, which began at 9:30 am.
In view of COVID-19, some students were spotted with face masks at the examination centres.
To prevent large gatherings, the candidates were allowed into the exam centres from 8:30 am, and separate rooms were arranged for students who had cold or cough.
Medical officials, medicines and ORS packets were arranged at the exam centres.
The Directorate of Government Examinations has constituted 2,530 centres across the state for the exams, and a total of 2,530 Chief Superintendents and Departmental Officers have been appointed. Nearly 30,500 teachers are being deployed for invigilation during the exams. Four special flying squads and 144 flying squads have also been deployed for monitoring the examinations.