Bengaluru, March 22, 2020: The Karnataka government on Sunday announced that the ongoing SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or Class 10 exams have been postponed until further notice in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The revised dates of the examinations will be declared at a later time.
A spokesperson of the Education Department said that this decision has been taken after consulting with Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.
However, the Pre-University or PU-II exams will be held as scheduled on Monday, Minister S Suresh Kumar said in a video message.
This decision by the Education Ministry comes after the Education Minister S Suresh Kumar had already postponed the examinations for students in Classes 7, 8 and 9 in the state till March 31 on March 15.
At the time, the minister had said that the interim period should be used by students as study leave.
Currently, all schools and colleges are already closed as part of the statewide partial lockdown effective till March 31.