The Karnataka Government has decided not to hold the II PUC examination owing to the second COVID-19 wave which has claimed thousands of lives across the country.
Speaking to reporters, Minister for Primary and Higher Education S Suresh Kumar announced on Friday that all the students will be promoted and they would be graded on the basis of I PUC examination results. The guidelines and format on grade and other details will be issued by the PUC Board soon.
The central government already cancelled the CBSE class 12 Board exams amid Covid-19 pandemic across the country and more than eight states have also cancelled board exams following the Centre’s decision.
He said that the SSLC examinations would be conducted in the third week of July. Only two exams would be conducted, one would be language while the other would be a multiple choice question on Science, Mathematics and Social Sciences. Only 12-14 students will be allowed in Exam Hall and vaccinated teachers would be deputed as invigilators.
He said that the board will announce the exam dates 20 days before the examination. If any student found Covid positive and unable to write exams will be given another chance as fresher only.
In all, about 6000 exam centers across the state and only one desk for one student will be allotted. wearing masks will be mandatory.
He said that if Covid-19 third wave arrived in the middle of the SSLC exams, immediately a decision would be arrived at by the government.