Students appearing for the SSLC exam this year have to be on time to the venue as the Karnataka State Secondary Education Examination Board (KSSEEB) has made it mandatory for students to enter the exam hall by 9.30 a.m.

Students who are late will not be allowed inside the hall this year.

Disclosing this to medias here recently H.R. Basappa, Deputy Director of Public Instruction, Mysuru, and Nagaraj, Block Educational Officer, said that students have been intimated about the new rule introduced this year, through headmasters and Block Education Officers.

The Education Department has also written letters to the Mysuru division of KSRTC to run additional buses in rural places to enable students to reach the examination centres on time, Mr. Basappa said.

Mr. Nagaraj said that question papers will be distributed to students at 9.30 a.m. and 15 minutes will be given to glance through them. Answer scripts will be given at 9.45 a.m. and they will be given 2 hours and 45 minutes to write the examinations, he said.

Headmasters of rural places and interior villages have been asked to discuss with parents and make transport arrangements for students to reach the examination centres well within the scheduled time, Mr. Nagaraj said.

He noted that all students have their examination centres within a five-kilometre radius from their villages.