Bhubaneswar: The Higher Secondary Education (HSE) +2 exams (Arts, Science, Commerce) for the year 2011-12, will start from March 2, 2011 and will end on 27th March, sources from HSE said.

A total of 2 lakh 60, 000 students of about 1250 colleges of the State will appear the exams.

Similarly exams for the students admitted to different professional courses will commence from March 16, 2011.

The exams will be held in two sittings; first sitting from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm and second sitting from 02:00pm to 05:00 pm .

The practical exams will held in between March 24 and April 2nd.

The exam results will be out on May 25 sources said.