Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020: Students from COVID-19 'Containment Zones' not to appear for 10th Class Board Exam

Created On: May 25, 2020 11:16 IST
Modified on : May 25, 2020 11:16 IST

Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020

Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020 Update: As per the latest update, Karnataka Government is planning to ask students from COVID-19 containment zones to not appear for the SSLC Board Exam 2020. As per the revised exam schedule, Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020 will be held by the KSEEB for 10th Class students starting from 25th June to 4th July 2020. The news has been confirmed by State Education Minister S Suresh, who confirmed that 10th Class students who reside in Containment Zone areas identified by state government

Students from Containment Zones to be Considered Fresh Candidates

According to the details shared by the Education Minister, KSEEB i.e. Karnataka State Education Minister S Suresh confirmed that students who have their residential addresses in Containment Zones demarcated by the local district administration will not be allowed to appear for the SSLC Exam 2020 which is to be held in June 2020. Instead, such students will be treated as fresh candidates and be allowed to appear for the exams at a later date. Exam for such students, who miss appearing for SSLC Exam 2020 held in June – July 2020, KSEEB will hold special exams for them along with Supplementary Exams at a later date. These candidates will also be issued fresh hall tickets and revised marks cards later on.        

Special Arrangements for SSLC Exams Underway

In addition to confirming the news about students from Containment Zones not allowed to write the SSLC Board Exam 2020, the minister also said that the KSEEB and Education Department of Karnataka have started making the necessary arrangements for the conduct of the board exams. As part of this, 43,720 rooms in 2,879 buildings across the state have been earmarked as the examination centres. These buildings will be sanitized thoroughly and prepared well in advance to host students for the upcoming examination. As part of the social distancing norms, the board plans to limit the number of students allowed in each class to 20. Also, all students will have to wear face marks compulsorily during the examination period. For 2020 session, a total of 8,48,196 students are scheduled to appear for Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020 starting in June 2020.

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