Karnataka to hold SSLC exams in July promotes second PUC students

    Bengaluru, Jun 4 (PTI) The Karnataka government on
Friday announced that SSLC or 10th standard examinations will
be held in the third week of July while cancelling the second
year pre-university exams in view of the disruption caused by
the COVID-19 pandemic.
    "We are not holding the PUC exams this year. The
grading will be based on their performance at the district
level assessment in the first pre-university examination,"
Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh
Kumar said at a press conference.
    The second pre-university college students would be
promoted to the next level, he added.
    He also said that students who are not happy with the
grading system can take up the examination.
    He said the government has decided to hold the
Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exam or the 10th
standard exam.
    The exam, which will take place in the third week of
July, will have one multi-choice question paper for
mathematics, science and social science and one more question
paper for languages, Kumar said.
    "The multi-choice question paper for 40 marks will be
easy and straight and there will not be any indirect
questions," the minister added.
    There will be supplementary examinations for those
students affected by COVID-19.PTI GMS SS

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