According to the latest media reports, the Directorate of Government Exams, Tamil Nadu (DGE TN) has decided to postpone the Tamil Nadu HSC Exam 2021 which were going to start from May 3. Though the official confirmation for the same is still awaited, however, the initial reports coming in from Chennai have hinted that due to the Assembly Election Results 2021 counting which is scheduled for May 2, 2021, the board has decided to postpone the Language Examination which is scheduled to be held on May 3, 2021.
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases recently, many state boards are now considering postponing the board examinations. Various rumors have been spreading on social media, especially Twitter that the Tamil Nadu state government has canceled or postponed the complete exam for HSC students. Contrary to the speculations and rumors, it is not true. TN HSC exam for class 12 students will be held as per the schedule only with one key chance which is Language paper will now be held on May 31 instead of May 3. The exam date for the Language paper is changed to ensure additional time required to complete the counting of votes for Assembly Elections 2021.
As per the data shared by DGETN, around 8 lakh students have registered and are going to appear for TN 12th public exam 2021. Generally, the board conducts the HSC examinations are held in the month of March – April, however, due to COVID-19 situation and Assembly Elections 2021, this year, the examinations have been delayed by a month and will now be held in May 2021.
Now that the first paper for TN HSC examination has been postponed, the exams will now start from May 5, 2021. The safety of the students is the highest priority of the board, hence, DGE TN will amid strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines and SOPs for conducting the annual examination.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on March 5 announced that the students of classes 9, 10, and 11 will be promoted to the next class without holding any examinations. The state administration decided to shut schools for students of classes 9, 10 and 11 in view of rising coronavirus cases in the state.