Mysore/Mysuru: Just two days left for the SSLC exam (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) (2020-21) or the 10th standard exam for the current academic year, the first public exam for students of the State, Mysuru district is now gearing up for smooth and safe conduct of the SSLC exam with all Government COVID SOPs and following all COVID guidelines and give appropriate support at all the exam centres in the district. An estimate of 38,989 students to give their exam this year at 237 centres in Mysuru.
The SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) exam, which all these years used to be held in March-April, will now be held on July 19 and 22, in a changed pattern only for this year in the wake of the deadly covid-19 pandemic. There will be only two papers this year, with the change in pattern first one to take place on July 19 and the second one on July 22. The duration of exam is going three hours.
The first paper is going to be language exam while the second paper would be a multiple-choice exam on core subjects of Science, Maths and Social Sciences. This year, the exam is being conducted in over 5,000 centres across the State under the changed circumstances while before, there were just about 3,000 centres.
The results are expected to be announced in Mid of August.
Meanwhile, Mysuru DDPI Dr. Panduranga said that a estimate total of 38,989 students will appear for the SSLC exam this year in the district.
According to media, he said that 37,474 regular, 1,081 private and 434 repeater students will appear for the exam this year.
He also mentioned that there are a total of 6,601 students including 6,146 regular, 364 private and 91 repeater students coming under Mysuru North Zone BEO jurisdiction and 5,481 students including 5,249 regular, 144 private and 88 repeater students coming under Mysuru South Zone BEO jurisdiction, he said that in Mysuru Taluk BEO jurisdiction, 4,619 students, including 4,434 regular, 144 private and 41 repeater students will take the exam.
Rules of Exam Centre:-
Dr. Panduranga said that only 10 to 12 students will be allowed to write the exam in one room. The boxes and circle have been drawn at the centre premises where students are required to stand in a queue before they make entry to their respective exam rooms, as a social distancing measure. Stating that marking of registration numbers on benches at exam rooms will be completed till 17th , he said that KSRTC will be operating special buses to ferry students to their exam centres.
Referring to issuance of hall tickets, he said that nearly all students have downloaded their hall tickets from the Department website. However, He mentioned that such students who could not download due to some reasons, can collect their hall tickets at their respective centres.
In order to ensure smooth and fair conduct of the exam and also to stop any untoward incidents, the town Police, under directions from Deputy Commissioner Dr. Bagadi Gautham, have passed strict prohibitory orders under Section 144 of Cr.PC in 200 mt. radius around all the exam centres. All the photo copy shops have been ordered to shut down on both the days of the exam (July 19 and 22).
The Karnataka State Education Board has directed all DDPIs and other Nodal Officers to resolve any issues related to hall tickets that’s concerning the regular, private and repeater students, who have registered for the SSLC exam. Students can contact: Mysuru: DDPI – 94489-99348 & Nodal Officer – 80506-47991; Chamarajanagar: DDPI – 94489-99332 & Nodal Officer – 94489-78661; Mandya: DDPI – 94489-99349; Kodagu: DDPI – 94489-99344 & Nodal Officer – 94485-90138, Hassan DDPI – 94489-99334 & Nodal Officer – 94488-44940.