Karnataka Govt Cancels Class 12 Board Exams, To Conduct class 10 Exams in MCQ Format

Bengaluru: Karnataka Government decided to cancel class 12 board exams and decided to hold class 10 exams in Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format in July.

Addressing a press conference here, Karnataka Education Minister, S. Suresh Kumar announced the decision which has come as a big relief to lakhs of students, parents and teachers who were anxiously waiting for the announcement of examination dates since March-April this year. Since then the state government had to postpone these crucial examinations conducted by two separate state boards annually.

Kumar told the media that the class 12 examinations stand cancelled this year and for this year all students who were studying in second PUC will be declared as “promoted with some grades”.

“In the event of any student finding dissatisfaction with the grading system, a proper examination is also being contemplated after the situation comes under control but for only these students,” he clarified responding to a query.

With respect to Class 10 (SSLC) examinations, the Minister said the state government has decided to conduct an examination only for class 10 and the exams will be held in the third week of July.

“There will be only two papers which will be in the MCQ format. Core subjects — Science, Mathematics, Social Science will be clubbed into a single paper, while languages will be conducted as another paper. Each subject will have 40 questions and the question paper will not comprise more than 120 questions and will be for 120 marks,” he added.

He assured that no SSLC student will be failed but the students must appear for these examinations.

He asserted that the state government was not taking any adamant stand to conduct examinations for SSLC.

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