According to Controller Examinations Imran Chishti, 99,462 students appearing in intermediate exams in the morning shift started from 09:00 am till noon.
Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has set 113 examination centres in which 62 are for male and 51 for female students.
Examinations for Humanities (Regular and Private), Special Children along with Diploma of Physical Education will also be held as well.
Imran Chishti also stated that 35,783 students will appear in the papers held in the evening shift for which 32 examination centres, 41 for male and 32 for female students, have been formed.
Centre Confidential Coordinating Officer (CCO) has been provided smartphones and SIMs while an up to date computerized control room has been set up to address the problems during the papers. CCO will remain in touch with the control room through the mobile phones, Chishti said.
The controller examinations has also stated that a letter has been written to K-Electric requesting the power company to not carry out load-shedding in the examination centres during the intermediate exams.
He added that Section 144 has been imposed around the centres whereas vigilance teams have also been formed to curb the use of unfair means during the papers.