The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary (HSC) exams for the yr 2021 started in Kerala on Thursday adhering to strict COVID-19 well being protocols. The SSLC exams will likely be held until April 29 whereas the plus two exams are scheduled to be performed from April 8 to 26.
Nearly 9 lakh college students are showing for the exams throughout over 4,951 centres out of which4,46,471 college students will attend the plus two examination and 4,22,226 common college students and 990 personal candidates will seem for the SSLC examinations.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala wished the scholars in the state who’re showing for the exams. “SSLC and +2 examinations are starting tomorrow. Request all the students to follow the #COVID19 protocol so that you, your friends, teacher, and family stay safe. Best wishes to each and every one of you. May you all succeed!,” Vijayan tweeted on Wednesday evening.
The plus two examinations started at 9.30 AM and the SSLC examination commenced in the afternoon session at 1.30 PM. The VHSE examinations will begin on Friday.
On March 11 this yr, the Election Commission of India permitted the Kerala authorities to postpone the tenth and twelfth commonplace college examinations to April 8, in view of the state meeting polls which have been held on April 6. The state had sought postponement of the SSLC and HSC examinations, which have been to begin from March 17, as lecturers had been placed on ballot responsibility and lecture rooms have been for use for polling functions.
The authorities have made strict preparations for implementing the COVID-19 well being protocol. Students are screened utilizing thermal scanners for physique temperature and in case of any variation, they are going to be given a separate room to take the examination. Handwash, sanitisers, masks have been made out there for college kids, lecturers, and different employees.
Instructions have been issued to make sure that college students wore masks, carried sanitisers, and maintained social distancing. They have additionally been instructed to not share stationery with others.
Last yr, the board exams have been affected as a result of pandemic, and several other papers have been performed later in May and the outcomes have been launched in June.