Karnataka: SSLC exams SOP out, Covid positive too can take exam – Times of India


BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Wednesday released standard operating procedures (SOP) for holding SSLC exams in the third week of July, allowing students with symptoms or Covid too to write the exams.

More than 8.7 lakh students will appear for the exam, now reduced to a two-day affair in the multiple-choice format. The exams were earlier scheduled to be from June 21-July 5.

A Covid care centre will be identified at every taluk level for Covid-positive students, who can write the exam only after seeking the advice of local health officers.

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Home-isolated students will be taken to the Covid care centres in ambulances. State health department officials will be invigilators in these centres. Students’ OMR sheets will be sanitized before evaluation.

Last year, a similar protocol was in place for supplementary SSLC exams and Common Entrance Test.

Teachers and other officials present at exam centres must have taken at least one dose of Covid vaccination. Officials will also have to undergo an RT-PCR test and must wear a face shield.

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Students with symptoms like cough, cold, or fever will be seated in separate rooms and provided N-95 masks.

Students from other states who cannot attend SSLC exams can write supplementary exams as freshers. The government has given students an option to change the exam centre to a place closer to home.





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