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Karnataka to hold mock SSLC examination on July 15, 17

The Karnataka government has decided to conduct mock examinations for class 10 students on July 15 and 17, ahead of the SSLC exams scheduled to be held on July 19 and 22.

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Bengaluru, First Published Jul 7, 2021, 12:08 PM IST
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With the pattern of the SSLC examination changing this year, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will conduct mock examinations for class 10 students on July 15 and 17.

A release issued by the office of Primary and Secondary Education Minister on Tuesday said the mock exam will be conducted at the respective examination centres. As part of the drill, centres will strictly follow SoP. Department officials said it was not mandatory and students who did not wish to give the mock test need not report to the centres.

Announcing the same, Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar explained that the decision was taken in the wake of the pattern of the SSLC examination changing this year. “The mock exams will be conducted at the respective examination centres, by strictly following all standard operating procedures,” he said.

This is to ensure the arrangements made at the exam centres are in place.

According to the department, schools will select a few students who will come to the centre and attempt the exam. The Minister was speaking after a review meeting for SSLC with education department officials of all districts on Tuesday. A phone-in programme will be held on July 9 and 14 to help children feel confident about the exam.

The question paper pattern has been changed to a multiple choice format where students will have to shade their OMR sheets. The final examination is scheduled to be held on July 19 and 22.

The decision to conduct a mock examination has received a mixed response. While students and school managements are happy that they will be able to practice the new format, parents are worried that it will further increase their risk of contracting Covid-19.

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