Keeping in view rising Covid -19 second wave cases, Telangana Government on Thursday evening decided to cancel the class 10 SSC board exams and postponed class 12 exams.
The decisions were taken in a meeting convened by Education Minister Ms Sabitha Indra Reddy with education department officials.
According to a GO issued by Special Chief Secretary to Government (Education) Chitra Ramachandran said considering the present pandemic situation prevailing in the state and also keeping in view of the CBSE notification on Wednesday, Government hereby cancels all 10th class exams to be held from May 17, 2021.
The results of 10th class students to be prepared on the basis of objective criteria to be developed by the SSC Board, Telangana at a later date, the GO said.
Any candidate not satisfied with marks allotted will be allowed to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive, the GO said
In separate GO, Chitra Ramchandran also said that all Intermediate Second year exams proposed from May 1 to 19, 2021exams are postponed.
The review will be held in the first week of June and future dates for class 12 will be announced with at least 15-days notice for the exams, she said that all intermediate second-year students having backlogs will be given minimum passing marks for the backlogs only.
All intermediate first-year students will be promoted without exams and exams will be held whenever possible at a future date.
Twenty-five percent weightage of Intermediate considered for ‘EAMCET ‘marks this year, the GO added.
Meanwhile, parents and teachers welcomed the decision of the state government to cancel class 10 and postpone class 12 exams amid pandemic.