The Tamil Nadu government has decided not to conduct 10th class examinations and the remaining 11th class examinations this year. The decision was taken by the Madras High Court after the government considered postponing the examination as the number of COVID-19 positive people was steadily increasing. A final decision will be taken later regarding the Class XII examination.
Examinations in subjects like chemistry and accounting could not be held for class XI. Supplementary and area exams for 12th grade students have been postponed and new dates will be announced later.
In Chennai and some other districts, COVID-19 cases are on the rise and Mr Palaniswami says epidemiologists are of the opinion that there is no chance of reducing the spread of the pathogen. Therefore, considering parental representation and the current trend of coronavirus spread, board exams for 10th grade and subjects that could not be held for 11th grade were completely canceled and student promotions were announced.
The new agency ANI tweeted, quoting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, “10th and 11th class students will be promoted on the basis of their quarterly and half-yearly examination results as well as their attendance; Their test has been canceled. A decision will be taken on the 12th class examination in the coming days. ”