COVID-19 surge: Telangana govt cancels Class 10 board exams, postpones intermediate tests
The results will be prepared on the basis of objective criteria to be developed by the SSC Board at a later date
Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Thursday ordered the cancellation of class 10 board exams in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in the state. It also postponed the intermediate exams.
The announcement comes a day after the Centre decided to cancel the Class 10 CBSE examinations and postpone the Class 12 exams, scheduled to be held from 4 May, in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.
"Considering the present pandemic situation prevailing in the state and also in view of the CBSE notification dated 14-4-2021, the overnment hereby cancels all 10th class exams to be held from 17th May, 2021," Telangana special chief secretary Chitra Ramachadran said in an order.
The results of the 10th class students will be prepared on the basis of objective criteria to be developed by the SSC Board (secondary school certificate) at later date.
Any candidate not satisfied with the marks allotted will be given an opportunity to appear for exam as and when the conditions become conducive, the order added.
Another government order said the intermediate first year students will be promoted without exams.
All intermediate second year exams scheduled from 1 May stand postponed and a review on them will be held in the first week of June.
The dates of the exams will be announced at least 15 days in advance, it said.
The COVID-19 tally in the state climbed to 2,96,895 with 4,365 new cases reported on Wednesday. There are presently 54,533 active cases
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