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Kerala: First State To Conduct Examination After Lockdown

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Kerala became the first state to conduct the exams following the safety measures and instructions. Kerala State has Earlier announced that the exams for  class 10th (SSLC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (classes 11 and 12) will be held on  26th of May to 30th of May. India has been in lockdown since March 24th . After a long period of lockdown, relaxation is being provided . Exams that were cancelled and postponed are expected to be conducted soon. With the announcement of CBSE and ICSE board exams, States are also planning ahead to conduct the state board exams. Kerala became the first state to conduct examination after lockdown; the exams of SSLC and Higher Secondary school certificate was held from 26th May up to 30th May.

After the approval of the center, 10 lakh students are appearing in the exam. Among these students around 300 students are from Karnataka. The accommodation has been arranged for them as they will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. The first examination was held on 26th  May after the lockdown and students were seen wearing masks and standing in a line following social distancing norms at the time of entry into the exam center. Their hands were sanitized and body temperature was recorded by health officials during entry. Those with mild symptoms of flu and in quarantine were seated in a separate room. Similar arrangements were made for students coming from one of the 20 hotspots in Kerala. After the exams were over Desks and classrooms were sanitized and students left the campus without mingling.

Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan informed “all the necessary provisions regarding the exams  would be followed to maintain a safe environment”. Whereas Education Minister, Professor C Raveendranath informed that the education department is making all the necessary arrangements for the examination. Instructions have given not to share water, snacks, or anything to ensure the safety of the students.

Special arrangements are being made for the safe completion of exams. Each school will have two health officials. There will be around 3000 exam centers; Masks and Gloves for invigilators will be mandatory. As per the report around 10,920 students have applied for exchange in the exam center as per their comfort in this crisis period.


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