Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka has released an official notification for the 2nd PUC practical exam dates 2021 and guidelines for conducting the practical examination. As per the notice released, the board is conducting the 2nd PUC practical exams from April 28 to May 18, 2021, and the respective college colleges will need to register online after the examination.
Due to the rise in COVID cases, the state government has decided to impose a night curfew on weekends. Hence, the practical tests will not be held on Saturday and Sunday. The guidelines as released by the PU board stated that the students and teachers must comply with he COVID and should maintain social distance when appearing for the examination.
In the wake of the current pandemic situation, the Department of Pre-University Education has already released a circular as per which Department of Pre-University Education were put on hold till May 4, 2021. PUC lecturers also requested a work from home because the physical classes have been postpned till May 4. Responding to the request of the lecturers, Education MInister S.Suresh Kumar has also requested the Lecturer Association to allow the teachers work from home.
The State Education Department earlier also confirmed it will go ahead with the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and II-Year PUC exam as per the schedule as there is no proposal to cancel or postpone the examination. The State Education Minister also added that “The state has not decided anything in respect of cancellation of SSLC Exams on the lines of the decision of CBSE. A decision will be made in the future considering all factors.”
Karnataka 2nd PUC theory examinations are scheduled to to be held from May 24 to June 16 and SSLC exams from June 21 to July 5, 2021.
According to the media sources, it was unlikely of the Education Department to call off exams as last year too, the board was able to conduct the examinations. Though there was pressure from various quarters, the Education Department had taken it as a challenge and successfully conducted the examinations despite a few states cancelling the board exams last year.