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Karnataka: SSLC results likely by August 10, CM Yediyurappa says ‘heartening’ to see 99.6% attendance amid Covid fears

SSLC exams were held in a special format with students answering two combined papers with multiple-choice questions. While the candidates of the exam answered a paper on core subjects on Monday, they attended the paper on languages on Thursday.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
July 23, 2021 10:21:48 am
Bengaluru, SSLC examStudents exit an exam centre in Bengaluru after writing their first SSLC paper. Express Photo: Ralph Alex Arakal

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has said that the results of the SSLC exams (Class 10) that concluded on Thursday are likely to be announced by August 10.

Addressing reporters after visiting several exam centres during the day, when exams were held from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm, he said that 99.6 per cent of students who had registered for the exam attended it on the second and final day.

As per Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) data, 99.62 per cent out of 8,19,694 students appeared for the first language as opposed to the 98.41 per cent attendance last year. Meanwhile, 99.60 per cent and 99.62 per cent of the total candidates answered questions for the second and third language subjects on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa acknowledged the work of his cabinet colleagues and staff for completing the exams across the state amid fears of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I appreciate all my cabinet colleagues and staff who worked hard to safely conduct SSLC exams amidst the pandemic. It is heartening that more than 8.5 lakh students appeared for exams with 99.6% attendance. My best wishes to students and their parents,” he tweeted.

SSLC exams were held in a special format with students answering two combined papers with multiple-choice questions. While the candidates of the exam answered a paper on core subjects on Monday, they attended the paper on languages on Thursday.

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