The Department of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala has clarified that it will not postpone the SSLC and plus two exams. Earlier, several reports had claimed that the Kerala board exams will now be held in June. The decision was reportedly taken during a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
However, the state has clarified that the schedule will be as decided earlier. The state had announced to hold exams on May 21 This decision stays put. As the nation-wide lockdown has extended further till May 31, the state will facilitate transport facility to ensure safe travel for students from home to exam centers. Meanwhile, DHE Kerala has decided not to conduct exams for classes 8 and 9.
For SSLC only three exams mathematics, physics, and chemistry are pending while for plus two or class 12, several exams are yet to be held.
Over 4.2 lakh applied to appear for the state SSLC examinations this year. The state had reportedly readied 14 lakh facemasks for students to ensure proper measures to conduct the exam amid the pandemic. DHSE Kerala exams were to be held amid social distancing norms where the use of masks and sanitisers was expected to be allowed in the exam hall.
Several other boards including CBSE have also announced to conduct their pending exams in July. The CBSE pending exams will begin from July 1. Karnataka board also is likely to share the revised exam dates for the pending board exams today.