Karnataka SSLC Exams 2020 to begin on 25th June, Sec 11 to be imposed around exam centres, confirms Edu Minister

Created On: Jun 17, 2020 15:32 IST
Modified on : Jun 17, 2020 15:32 IST

Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020: With Karnataka SSLC Exams 2020 slated to commence from 25th June 2020, the State Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has assured students and parents that all necessary steps are being taken to ensure complete safety and health of students during the examination. Amid rising concerns and confusion about the upcoming exams, the state education minister again reiterated that SSLC Exams 2020 for 10th Class students will be held as per the schedule announced earlier by KSEEB. Along with SSLC Exam, the sole pending paper of 2nd PUC will also be held as per the schedule announced earlier.

KSEEB releases Hall Tickets

Earlier, KSEEB i.e. Karnataka State Education and Examination Board, released the hall tickets for the upcoming examinations. KSEEB Hall tickets also are available for download which clears that the exams of SSLC and 2nd PUC English paper would be conducted as per schedule. As many as, 8.5 lakh students are to appear for SSLC Exams 2020 that will commence on 25th June 2020.

Prohibitory Orders Around Exam Centres

Education Minister also informed media person that to ensure complete safety of the students and to ensure smooth conduct of the examination, the state government has decided to impose Prohibitory Orders Around Exam Centres. To avoid crowding around exam centres, the state government will impose Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure within a 200-metre radius of exam centres. This is being done to ensure better social distancing in the centres and ensure safer exams for students appearing in them.

COVID-19 Precautions and Guidelines to be Followed

As the SSLC Exams are being held under the unprecedented circumstances of Coronavirus pandemic, the state government has put in place a strict protocol and guidelines to keep students safe. All exam centres and staff members involved in holding of exams have been briefed about the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines to be followed for safe conduct of the examination. As part of these guidelines, state government has drawn up detailed plan to transport students and parents, if they intend to accompany them, to and fro from the exam centres. Upon reaching exam centres, students will be thermally scanned for temperature reading before allowing them within the premises. Seating arrangements have also been altered to ensure maximum social distancing, while masks have been made compulsory for all students during the exam period.

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