According to an official of the CBSE, while a total of 16,38,428 candidates have registered for class 10 examinations, as many as 11,86,306 candidates have registered for class 12 examinations.
In Delhi, 2,89,958 students — out of which 1,38,311 are girls — will be taking the Class X exam, while 2,50,736 — out of which 1,21,397 are girls — will be taking the Class XII exam. For Class X exam, 1,519 students will be appearing under the differently-abled category, while 1,131 have registered under the category for the Class XII examination.
The exam will be conducted at 4,453 centres across India and 78 centres outside India. Similarly, for class XII, the exam will be held at 4,138 centres in India and 71 centres abroad.
"The board has made appropriate arrangements with state authorities and local police to ensure trouble-free examinations throughout the country," the CBSE official said.
From this year, CBSE is also allowing candidates with special needs to write their exams using laptops but their device will have to undergo an inspection by the computer teacher at the exam centre and no Internet access will be allowed.
A total of 4,510 and 2,846 differently-abled candidates have registered for class X and XII examinations respectively.