Chennai | Jagran Education Desk: The Tamil Nadu board will declare the results for the board exams of class 10th and class 12th in third week of July, confirmed state education minister K A Sengottaiyan on Saturday.

In a statement, the state education minister said that the results for board exams of class 10th and 12th will be declared in July third week. He, however, did not disclosed the official dates.

“Mostly the class 10 and 12 exam results will be out in July and it is impossible to disclose the exact date of publication of the results,” news agency PTI quoted Sengottaiyan as saying.

Speaking about the reopening of schools and educational institutions in the state, Sengottaiyan said that a decision in this regard will be taken by the Tamil Nadu government based on the “recommendations made by a committee formed by it to look into the matter”.

The Tamil Nadu board will also conduct the pending exams for class 10th from June 15 to June 25. The exams were scheduled to be conducted from June 1 to June 12 but got the delayed because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown. According to state officials, more than 9.5 lakh students will appear for the upcoming class 10th board exams.

The state officials have ordered the schools and educational institutions across Tamil Nadu to sanitise their premises and follow all preventive measures as mentioned in the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Last year, more than 9.37 lakh candidates had appeared for the class 10th Tamil Nadu board exams. Out of the total number students, nearly 9 lakh managed to pass the exams, taking the passing percentage to 95.17 per cent. The passing percentage among boys was 93.30 per cent while that of girls was 97 per cent.

Meanwhile, more than 8.69 lakh candidates had appeared for class 12th Tamil Nadu board exams in 2019. The passing percentage in 2019 was 83.52 per cent as over 8.43 lakh candidates passed the exams. The passing percentage among girls in 2019 was 93.60 per cent while that of boys was 88.60 per cent.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma