Kerala SSLC, Plus Two Exam 2020 begin tomorrow, Know important guidelines, precautionary measures to be followed by students

Created On: May 25, 2020 11:54 IST
Modified on : May 25, 2020 11:55 IST
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Kerala Board Exam 2020 for SSLC / 10th Class Students, Plus One – 11th Class students and Plus Two – 12th Class students is scheduled to start from tomorrow. The exams will commence on 26th May 2020 and will continue until 31st May 2020. According to Kerala Education Minister Professor C Raveendranath, the state education department has made all the necessary arrangements to restore normalcy for the exams to be held in a smooth and glitch free manner. As the Board exams for SSLC i.e 10th Class students and Plus Two i.e. 12th Class students are being held amid the on-going nationwide lockdown due to Coronavirus, the state government and board have put in place strict protocols and guidelines that need to be followed by the students and teachers at the examination centres. The key among them are listed below:

14-Day Quarantine for Outstation Students

Students who are coming from other states to Kerala to appear for the pending SSLC Exam and Plus One and Plus Two Exams, will need to undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine period. The state government is making special arrangements for them to ensure that they are also able to appear for the board exams easily, without any problems.

Separate Seating Arrangement for Containment Zone Students

Another important step to ensure the safety and health of students is that students residing in containment zones or those who belong to families who have been ordered to be under home quarantine; will be provided special seating. Seats in examination hall would be reserved specially for students from containment zone areas to minimize the risk of infection to other students.

Face Masks, Hand Gloves Compulsory for Teachers / Supervisors

Another important guideline issued by the state government is that all teachers, supervisors and staff members present at the exam hall or exam centre must compulsorily wear a face mask and gloves.

Compulsory Face Masks for Students

Apart from teachers, students will also have to wear a face mask compulsorily during the entire period of the examination.

Thermal Scanning of Students / Teachers

The education department has also ordered thorough thermal scanning of every individual who enters the exam centre premises. Kerala Government has also purchased over 5000+ Infrared Thermometers that will be used to check temperature of the students and teachers before they enter the examination hall.

Special Papers for Students Who Requested Change in Exam Centre

Earlier last week, Kerala Government allowed students to opt in for change in exam centres on inter-district basis considering that many students had travelled to their hometowns from the residential schools. In total, around 10,920 students applied for exam centre change. For such students, the Kerala Govt has made special arrangements to distribution of Question Papers.

Transportation Facilities for Students

As the SSLC Exam and Plus One and Plus Two Exams are being held amid the on-going nationwide lockdown, the state government would be providing special transportation facilities to ferry students to and from the exam centres to their homes.

Answer Sheets to be Kept at Exam Centres for 7 Days

Following the completion of the board exams, the answer sheets for the SSLC Exam 2020 and Plus Two Exams 2020 will be kept at the respective exam centres where the exam was held for a period of 7 days. Following this, Fire Department will carry out thorough disinfection of the exam centre premises after which the answer sheets would be sent to regional evaluation centres for further processing.

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