Karnataka Secondary Education Examinations Board (KSEEB) has started the SSLC 2021 exam (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) on Monday in pen-paper mode. Karnataka Board will conclude the SSLC exam on July 22, 2021, with the language exams. S.Suresh Kumar, the Primary and Secondary Education Minister of Karnataka state has said that the results of the SSLC 2021 exam will be declared somewhere around August 10, or August 11, 2021.
On the first day of the examination, the exams of subjects such as Mathematics, Science, and Social Science were conducted. Despite the ongoing covid-19 pandemic situation, about 99.6% of the total candidates who have applied for the Karnataka SSLC 2021 exam have attended the same on the first day. Due to the overwhelming attendance of candidates, S.Suresh Kumar has said that this year, the attendance figures are encouraging as compared to last year. Further, he also added that not a single case of cheating was registered during the examination.
This year, a total of 7,83,882 regular candidates have applied for the Karnataka SSLC 2021 exam. Out of which, around 7,81,530 regular candidates attended the exams on the first day. Along with the regular candidates, most of the repeaters also have attended the exam which increases the total of attendees to 8.8 lakhs for the first day.
About 99.6% of the total 8,52,191 candidates have attended the Mathematics exam, whereas the Science exam was attended by 99.6% of 8,43,976 candidates. 99.7% of 8,24,689 candidates attended the Social Science exams, respectively. Last year, the percentage of attendees was 98.36%, 98.30%, and 98.43% for Science, Mathematics, and Social Science. As per this data, the percentage of attendees for these three exams has increased by 1% to 1.3% this year.
Karnataka SSLC 2021 exam of the first day was conducted across 4,885 exam centers across the Karnataka State. Sitting arrangements for nearly 111 candidates who were showing mild symptoms such as cold and cough, were made in special rooms. About 58 covid positive candidates were allowed to appear for the exam through the covid care centres. Along with this, about 2,780 candidates gave the exams through different private and government hostels. 10,693 candidates requested and changed their exam centers as they migrated to other parts of the Karnataka state. Those who appeared for the exam from the exam centers were sanitized properly and underwent thermal screening.