Telangana government has cancelled SSC and Intermediate 1st year examinations. The state has also decided to postpone Inter 2nd year exams. The decision has been taken keeping in mind the safety of the students amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao after a meeting with Education Minister Sabitha Indira Reddy, special chief secretary of education Chitra Ramachandran and other officials came to conclusion that the current situation is not appropriate for conducting the examinations and the health of the students and teachers is of the utmost priority.
The decision of the state government came after Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decided to cancel the CBSE Class X board exams and postpone the Class XII board exams.
The memo issued by the Chief Minister’s Office reads as “Considering the present pandemic situation prevailing in the state and also keeping in view the CBSE notification dated 14.04.2021, the government hereby cancels all 10th class exams to be held from 17th May 2021”.
Furthermore, as per the issued memo, the Telangana Board will declare Class Xth results on the basis of objective criteria to be developed by the SSC Board later. Moreover, if a student is not satisfied with their marks allotted based on the criteria, he/she can sit for the examination as and when the conditions are conducive.
In case Inter 1st year, all the students will be promoted without exams. The revised dates for Inter second-year exams will be announced 15 days before its conduct for which a review meeting would be conducted in the first week of June. Hence, the students may expect TS Inter 2nd year exams to be held in the month of June or July.
An important piece of information for all the second-year students is that having backlogs will be given grace marks for backlogs only. Besides this, the mandated 25 percent weightage of Intermediate Public Examinations will not be considered for EAMCET this year.
The SSC exams were scheduled to be held May 17 to 26, whereas, the Intermediate examinations were going to commence between May 1 til 19.
Earlier, Telanagana government also announced that students of classes 1 to 9 need not to worry as they will be promoted to the next standard with appearing for the examinations. Earlier this month, the State Intermediate Board also postponed practical exams for Intermediate students, which were scheduled to be held from April 7.
As per the media reports, this year a total of 4.8 lakh candidates registered for SSC exams, and around 9 lakh registered for the Intermediate first and second year examinations.