Even the dullest students appear to be great scholars outside the examination hall. They are poring over their books most attentively. Some of them may be thinking of devising means of copying or behaving if they are caught copying.
The brilliant students are also busy revising their notes or lessons. But comparatively, they are not so much agitated. They wear cool and balanced looks.
Most of the students reach the examination hall well before time. They look at the notice-board to find out their room and even try to locate their seats. They try to bring to the notice of the superintendent if they find any discrepancy. But a few careless stud dents reach the hall late and enter it in a state of great excitement. Rarely, there may be one or more students who get delayed because of some genuine difficulty. The supervisors generally try to accommodate them. As soon as the bell rings, all the students enter the hall. The scene outside is now that of a deserted place but for presence of a supervisor, a peon and two constables.