A team of Rapid Action Force from Coimbatore are on guard in the 17 examination centres in Chennai. About 18,157 candidates (15,323 male and 1,834 female) will appear for the examination.
“The candidates cannot leave the venue once they complete their test unlike earlier exams. They will be allowed to leave the centre only after all the candidates submit their answer sheets. This will prevent candidates from carrying their papers with them,” said a senior police official to the reporters.