S. Suresh Kumar, Minister of Primary & Secondary Education and Sakala of Karnataka, has set the ball rolling for conduct of Karnataka SSLC exams 2021 by releasing standard operating procedure (SOPs) for the class 10 board exams. The exams will be held in July. They will be held in two phases, with objective questions. As per the govt, the exam has to be held as they are the deciding factor for stream in plus one.
To begin with, the SOPs highlight, that exam halls, furniture, as well as toilets will be sanitised every day.
Then, the seating arrangement of students will be such that only 12 students will sit in a class. Also, there will be gaps in seats to ensure social distancing.
Students have been asked to not gather at the exam hall and maintain social distancing at all times.
As far as rural areas are concerned, the exam centers will be given in such a manner that students need not go to taluk level to take exam.
Teachers, staff, as well as officials will be given at least one dose of the vaccine before the exams.
At the exam centers, there will be thermal scanners, pulse oximeters, sanitizers, as well as first aid kits.
Students who will be suffering from cough, cold, common flu will have two separate rooms reserved for them.
All students will get masks at the exam center.
In each taluk, ambulances will be reserved for those who are part of the SSLC exams.
Students who are covid positive at the time of the exam, can take the test at the covid care centers earmarked for such purpose.
Also, if anyone in the family of the student is infected and the student is in isolation because of it, then such students can also take exam at the covid care centers.
Besides Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh has also submitted affidavit to hold board exams in the state. All other states have decided to cancel board exams for the year 2021.