Telangana government cancels Class 12 board exams, Class 11 students to be promoted
The government of Telangana has decided to cancel the Class 12 board exam for the academic year 2020-21.
Telangana has decided to cancel the Class 12 exam for the academic year 2020-21. The state govt has further said that Class 12 results will be declared on the basis of pre-determined objective criteria, according to ANI.
Meanwhile, the secretary of the Board of Intermediate Examination is directed to issue orders for promoting all Class 11 students to Class 12.
As per the notice released, the government has asked the authorities to submit the evaluation criteria for Class 12 evaluation to the government for approval.
“State Govt decides to cancel Class XII exam for academic yr 2020-21. Results to be declared on basis of pre-determined objective criteria. Secretary, Board of Intermediate Examination is directed to issue orders for promoting all Class XI students to Class XII,” the government of Telangana said.
Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy said that this decision was taken keeping in mind the surge in Covid-19 and the concern of the students and their parents.
She said a committee of officials would be constituted to finalise the modalities for the marks to be awarded to the students.
Telangana on Monday reported 1,511 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths, pushing the tally so far to 6,04,880 and 3,496 respectively.
Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the CBSE class 12 exams were also cancelled at the beginning of the month.
Almost a dozen states including Odisha, Maharashtra and more recently Tamil Nadu have followed suit and cancelled their class 12 board exams.
While almost all state boards along with CBSE & ICSE have cancelled the class 10 exams, the Karnataka government has decided to conduct the SSLC or 10th standard examinations in the third week of July.
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