Andhra Pradesh Board Exams 2021: Class 10 exams postponed amid COVID surge; govt to review in July
New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The Andhra Pradesh government has postponed the SSC or class 10 board exams 2021 due to the growing COVID-19 cases in the state. The board exam was scheduled to held from June 7, 2021. The class 10 exams have been postponed till June 30, 2021. The state government will announce the revised date sheet in July after reviewing the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the state.
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state government had reduced the syllabus of SSC for academic session 2020-21 and held the classes till April second week. Not just this, Andhra Pradesh Board also reduced the number of papers this year. Usually, class 10 board exams were conducted with 11 paper, but in 2021 students will have to appear for only 7 papers.
After seeing a considerable rise in the COVID-19 cases, Andhra Pradesh Board SSC students requested the state government to postponed the exams while some students decided to move to court seeking an order to either postpone or promote the class 10 students. The class 10 board exams were scheduled to held from June 7 to June 16.
Earlier, the state government had postponed the intermediate or class 12 board exam, which was scheduled to be held from May 6 to May 23. BIEAP (Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education) had released the admit card for class 12 students on April 29 on the official website--bie.ap.gov.in.
Talking about other boards, CBSE, CISCE, Maharashtra board, Punjab board and Gujarat board, among others, have either cancelled or postpones the class 10 board exam 2021.
Coming back to SSC or class 10 board exams 2021, this year over 5.38 lakh students will be appearing for the AP SSC Exams. In 2020, all class 10 students were promoted to the next grade due to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv