Bengaluru: The department of Pre-University Education (PUE) will announce the Karnataka Class 12 board exam result 2020 by July 20, said state education minister S Suresh Kumar.

The minister clarified the change in date on his Twitter account. He wrote, "Many students are calling me to know whether Second PUC results will be announced today. I once again inform all that Second PUC results will come out around 20th July."

The Karnataka Board had earlier announced that results of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Exam (SSLC) will be released by the first week of August and the results of the second pre-university (2ndn PUC) will be declared by July last week.

As per a report in Times Now, Kumar had announced on June 29, "We are trying to get the SSLC results out by the first week of August. The PUC results will be out in the last week of July."

Karnataka was the state that unlike many other states of India conducted the Board exams in spite of the opposition and protests faced due to health risks the exams posed. The minister for education himself carried out the inspection of many centres.

The Karnataka II PUC examinations which were scheduled to be held in the month of April had got postponed by the Department of PUE due to coronavirus-induced lockdown. Later, the pending exams were conducted in June, keeping all COVID-19 protocols in place.

To ensure social distancing during exams, additional 13,528 rooms were arranged across centres in Karnataka apart from the rooms which were prepared earlier to hold exams before the lockdown was enforced.

The students are advised to keep a check on the official website of PUC.