Tamil Nadu SSLC exams from June 15, results in July; Minister

The Education Minister of Tamil Nadu state, K.A. Sengottaiyan, says that “Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams will be conducted from June 15 to June 25, 2020 and the results will be announced in month of July.” The Minister further ensured that the State Education department is making all the arrangements to organize the exams in safe environment.

Tamil Nadu SSLC exams 2020 news

Department of Government Examination, DGE Tamil Nadu organizes annual SSLC and HSLC board examinations in February/ March each year. The SSLC exams for academic year 2019-20 were scheduled to start from 27th March, but the whole schedule got postponed due to lockdown. Earlier this month, Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan announced that the Class 10 exams will be conducted from 1st June to 12th June. The sudden announcement from education minister shocked all. Many teachers and stakeholders objected the government’s move and requested to hold the exams in July.

Teachers said the sudden announcement of holding the exams in this uncertain environment is quite shocking and the government must reconsider its decision to hold the exams in June. They said the exams should be conducted in July month so that the students have some to prepare for the board exams. Later the government announced it will hold TS SSLC exams between 15th June to 25th June. A petition was also filed in the Madras High Court. The High Court bench has directed State government to submit Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the conduct of board exams in State.

Around 9.45 lakh students are registered for SSLC exams this year. The objection for holding the exams in June is mainly because of the increasing spread of corona virus. However, the government sources said the whole examination process will be completed with utmost precaution. Buses will be operated across the State to pick up and drop the students during the exams. The seating arrangements in classrooms is also being modified to maintain social distancing norms as framed by Health ministry.

There are around 4 thousand examination centers in the State and the education department is expected to add some more to the list so as to accommodate more students. The students will have to compulsorily wear face masks and follow other safety protocols. The teachers and other staff members have also been instructed to follow safety guidelines strictly.

The exams will be conducted for all the papers including Language Paper, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Optional Language paper. The students should score minimum 35 marks out of 100 in each paper in order to pass SSLC exams.

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