Amaravati: The Class X SSC exams be held from June7 to June 16 and the schedule was released by Minister for Education Adimulapu Suresh here on Wednesday.
The exam dates are common for regular, private, OSSC, and vocational candidates and will be taking place in a single shift from 9:30 am to 12:45 pm.
Speaking to media, the Minister said that the exams will be held for seven papers, of which three are languages, two are group subjects and two are of science papers, where all the examinations except science papers will be held for 100 marks each. Considering the shortened academic year due to Covid pandemic, the syllabus was reduced by 35 percent and the examinations will also be held according to the updated syllabus, said the Minister adding that the last classroom day for class X will be June 5.
Similarly, the annual examinations for students studying between classes 1-9 will be held between May 3-10, with a last working day on May 15. The summer vacation for the school students starts from May 16- June 30, while the academic year 2021 begins on July 1.
The minister announced that the intermediate students of the previous academic year both first and second-year students who were just awarded pass marks due to COVID situation can now appear for examinations for improvisation. The students can either appear for all the subjects or only selected subjects. Further, he said that the examination fee for intermediate students shall remain the same as last year, without any hike.
Following is the timetable:
June-7- First Language
June-8- Second Language
June-11- Physical Science
June-14- Social Studies