Karnataka Board: The Education Minister of the state of Karnataka, S. Suresh Kumar, on Friday, announced the state’s decision on II PUC and SSLC examinations. As per the decisions, II PUC exams are cancelled and the SSLC exams are expected to be held in the third week of July.
II PUC students are going to be graded on the basis of their marks in I PUC. As of SSLC, their exams are going to be multiple-choice based. They are expected to write only two papers, one for core subjects and the other for languages. The date sheet for the exam will be announced at least 20 days before the exam day. Those who fail to attend the exam due to COVID-19 restrictions will be given a chance to write them on a later stage when the situations get better.
6000 centres have been allotted by the state government to conduct the SSLC examinations. Only 10 to 12 students are expected to be seated in one class. The invigilators of every room have to be vaccinated and everyone must maintain a six feet distance from one another. The students are expected to wear N95 masks and follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the state government last year.
Earlier, the state government had shown its interest in conducting both examinations. However, the cancellation of class 10 and class 12 examinations by CBSE and CISCE resulted in a built-in pressure for cancelling state boards too. Mr. Kumar revealed that the state had done all the preparations for conducting the exams but the difference of opinions among the students and the stakeholders led to these conclusions.
Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are some among the other states that have cancelled their class 12 state board examinations.