PATNA:, Feb. 15 -- The annual examination for Class 10 and 12 of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will start in the state from Saturday.

The examination will start with vocational subjects. Examination for core subjects, however, will begin from February 22 for Class 12 and February 25 for Class 10. Psychology will be the first core subject for Class 12 students, while Class 10 students will have to appear for English.

A total of 3.2 lakh students of Class 10 and 12 from Patna zone (comprising Bihar and Jharkhand) are likely to appear in the CBSE exam this year.

In Bihar alone, a total of 55,000 students will appear for Class 12, while 1.4 lakh students will appear for Class 10 exams to be held across 272 centres in the st...