While many state boards have postponed the class 12th examination amid the rising COVID-19 second wave, meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh board announced that the SSC and Inter exams will be held as per the schedule. As expected, students and parents were not as delighted with this decision and have been demanding the authorities to either cancel or postpone the board examinations.
The Andhra Pradesh State Board Exam 2021 for Inter is scheduled to begin from May 5, 2021, and for SSC, it is scheduled to be held from June 6 to June 16, 2021. However, earlier the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh approached the court and file a PIL petition against the conduction of the scheduled examination amid the current Covid-19 surge across the state.
Now, with the PIL petition files, many students are confused about whether the exams are postponed or not. Due to this, the AP board has also delayed the release of hall tickets for classes 10th and 12th. As per the media reports, it was expected that the board shall release the hall ticket by the last week of April, that is, by April 29 or 30, 2021. But no official announcement has been made by the board yet for the release date for AP hall ticket 2021.
The board earlier released the hall ticket for Inter 2nd year practical examination. AP Inter 2nd year practical exams 2021 have been commenced from March 31 to April 24, 2021. It was available for download online at bieap.gov.in.
The decision to file a PIL against the conduction of the AP board exams 2021 was taken after taking the opinion of students, parents, and advocates who took part in the ‘digital town hall’ meeting which was conducted by the party. While arguing for the postponement of the examinations, Nara Lokesh, asked CM YS Jagan if he will take responsibility if any student victim of the virus infections at the examination center.
National boards such as CBSE and CISCE have already postponed the class 12th examinations and cancelled the board exams for class 10th students amid the current pandemic situation. The decision was taken to protect the health of the students and teachers.
Andhra Pradesh has been witnessing daily over 10,000 new positive cases due to which the opposition is criticizing its decision of going ahead with the board examinations under such circumstances.