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Karnataka conducts II PUC exam – first ‘successful’ exam after lockdown

June 19, 2020

Karnataka conducted its first exam after the lockdown rules were relaxed. The state education minister S Suresh Kumar said the II PUC exam held on Thursday (June 18) was a success. The minister claimed that all safety measures were followed at all centres and there were no complaints of paper leak or copying.

Suresh Kumar said, “Last year, 94.5 percent students appeared for the II PUC exam in Karnataka while this year, the attendance rose to 96 percent. We will find out why the others, about 23,600 students, did not appear for the exam. If there are any genuine reasons, we will provide them with an opportunity to write supplementary exams as freshers.”

The exam held on Thursday was the first exam to be conducted in Karnataka after the lockdown was eased. “This has made us confident of conducting SSLC exams. There were reports of lapses in following social distancing. There were three problem areas – gates, barricades and doors. There was also crowd gathering at the notice boards to check the room numbers allotted to them. Hence, we now know what additional measures need to be taken and where we need to improve. We shall send all the details such as their registration and room numbers to the students,” said Kumar.

Students who were unwell and came from containment zones were made to sit in different rooms. Over 220 students from containment zones appeared for the Karnataka II PUC exam – 162 in Dharwad, 13 in Davanagere, 15 in Shivamogga and nine in Udupi. And, twenty other students were unwell including 12 in Mysuru.

The results of exams are mostly likely to be announced by first week of July. The evaluation of 26 subjects is completed and evaluation of 12 other papers are ongoing.

Source: Times of India

Read: SC allows Karnataka SSLC exams to be conducted from June 25

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