Class 10 Exam Cancelled, Class 12 Postponed

Telangana SSC (Class 10) Exams Cancelled, Inter (Class 12) Postponed

Telangana SSC (10th) board exam 2021 cancelled, TS Inter exam 2021 postponed (representational photo)

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New Delhi:

TS SSC, Inter exam 2021: Telangana Secondary School Certificate (TS SSC) exams have been cancelled and Intermediate (Class 12) exams have been postponed due to the present COVID-19 pandemic situation in the state, special chief secretary to the government Chitra Ramchandran said. Class 10 students of Telangana will be evaluated on the basis of an “objective criteria”, which will be developed by the Telangana SSC board. For Class 12 or Inter exams, a decision will be taken in the first week of June, after reviewing the COVID situation, and students will be informed at least 15 days prior to the commencement of exams.

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Intermediate first year students will be promoted without exams. “Exams will be held whenever possible at a future date”.

The decision came a day after the central education board, CBSE, announced cancellation of Class 10 exams and postponement of Class 12 final exams.

For Class 10 students, details of the objective criteria will be announced later and students who remain unsatisfied with their results will be given another chance to clear the exam, when the COVID-19 situation improves, an official statement said.

Intermediate final year students with backlogs will get minimum passing marks for those subjects.

Twenty five per cent weightage for Telangana’s entrance exam, TS EAMCET, will not be considered this year.

The CBSE on April 14 cancelled Class 10 exams and deferred Class 12 exams. The decision to cancel Telangana SSC exams is in line with the announcement made by CBSE.

For evaluating Class 10 students, CBSE will develop an “objective criterion”. According to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the criterion will be based on internal assessments and practical exam marks. CBSE, however, said that the method has not been decided yet.

After CBSE’s decision, many states, including Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Gujarat have postponed their board exams.

Maharashtra had earlier postponed SSC and HSC exams. After CBSE’s decision, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said CBSE’s move to cancel Class 10 exams will be studied and further decisions will be taken.

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