Published: 02nd April 2020
Karnataka cancels final exams for Classes 7-9, 10 and 12 exams after April 14
The Education Minister stated that they will announce class X board exams time-table and date for pending class XII exam after April 14 depending on the situation of COVID-19 cases in the state
With the COVID-19 outbreak, Karnataka's Education Department had on March 13 cancelled exams for students of classes I to VII and postponed the exams for class VII to IX students. Similarly, the class X board exams were also postponed. Today, Suresh Kumar S, Primary and Secondary Education Minister took to Facebook and made an announcement about the exams for classes VII to IX. He said, "After discussing with officers from the Education Department, I have decided to cancel exams for class VII and VIII students. All the schools have to promote them to the next class in the coming academic year. As you all know, we had also decided to conduct Common Evaluation Exams for class VII students to prepare them for class X board exams. But it remains cancelled this year."
He further added, "The question papers that were framed for class VII Common Evaluation Exams will be given to students when school reopens. In the first week of June, class VII students who would have been promoted to VIII must appear for this exam. This will help us understand how much of the subjects and lessons they remember from the previous year."
When it comes to class IX, Suresh Kumar stated that students have to be promoted to class X bases on tests already conducted. He said, "For class IX students, teachers have already completed formative and summative class exams. On the basis of the marks scored in formative and summative exams, students will be promoted to class X. If the students aggregate marks of these two exams are low then the schools have to tell personally tell such students to study and prepare for the exams. Such students will be given exams in the first week of the reopening of the school and promoted to class X once they pass."
Similarly, the Education Department is making preparations to conduct class X board exams after April 14, Suresh Kumar told. "The timetable will be announced after observing the situation of COVID-19 cases in the state. It is the same with a pending exam of English language for class XII."