The second year pre-university (class 12) exams in Karnataka will be held from May 24, and will be continued till June 10, Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said on Friday, according to ANI.
The state government has also decided to commence full day classes for class 9, 10, and first and second year Pre-University students from February 1. From January 1, the education department had reopened the class 10 and second-year PUC (class 12) students, along with Vidyagama programme for students from standards six to nine with the schools functioning for half day.
Kumar had said that on an average 75 percent attendance had been reported in second PUC classes, while 70 percent in class 10, and 45 percent attendance in the Vidyagama classes.
On Thursday, January 28, 2021, Kumar announced the class 10 SSLC board examination will be held from June 14 to 25. He also added that there will be a one-day gap between each core subject exams. He further announced a tentative timetable, which, he said, was open to suggestions from students. Those who want changes in the schedule should write to the department by February 26.
Last year the examinations started on June 25. “But, we are trying to finish exams by the same time this year. Regular classes for the students of classes 10, 11, and 12 will start from February 1 to help them cope with the syllabus,” Kumar said. The minister also said that considering the pandemic situation, the SSLC board has clarified that attendance of 75 percent would not be applicable this year.