Assam HSLC, HS Exams 2021 to be held if Covid positivity rate drops below 2 percent: Chief Minister

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Updated on Jun 10, 2021 21:35 IST

Assam 10th, 12th exams 2021 will be held between July 15 and 20 for two to three papers. Male and female students will write the exams on separate dates to ensure social distancing.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state will go ahead and conduct Assam HS, HSLC exams 2021 only if the Covid-19 positivity rate drops below 2 per cent. Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) and the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) will try to hold the exams in mid-July, he added.

Assam Class 10, 12 board exams will be held between July 15 and 20 for two to three papers. Male and female students will write the exams on separate dates to ensure social distancing.

The exams will include ‘objective-type’ and straightforward questions. It’ll be ensured that all safety protocols are followed in all exam centres.

The Covid positivity rate by July 1 must be below 2 per cent for the exams to take place. Otherwise, teachers will promote students with school-based evaluation, Mr Sarma said. He advised students to continue their preparations.

Amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), CISCE and many other states have decided to cancel the Class 10, 12examinations. Assam, however, plans to conduct them.

On July 8, Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu said, "We will hold the exams with a reduced number of subjects and if necessary, on a reduced number of marks. We are observing the trend of Covid so we might get a window where Covid will be lowest in July and August.”

The state government will also release a set of SOPs, for smooth and safe conduct of board exams.

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