Telangana SSC 2020 examinations will not be conducted this year, announced Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao. Following the Hyderabad High Court request, the state had previously decided to postpone the exams. Currently, the tests have been cancelled. The Chief Minister has declared that all the students of Telangana State will advance to the next grade without having to take any exams this year.
As of now, there are about 5.4 lakh students enrolled in SSC all over the state. The TS SSC examinations comprised of 11 papers. In light of the current situation, out of the 11, only 2 exams could be conducted before it had to be postponed. Promotion to the next grade will be decided based on a series of internal exams conducted by the school.
Court Forces Government’s Hand
TS SSC 2020 exams were to commence today. Hyderabad High Court allowed conducting the 10th-grade exams in the state but had excluded the GHMC area, as a precautionary measure. But the government opposed the HC decision, stating the difficulty in conducting exams at two different times across the state. Due to this, the state was forced to postpone the exams.
In a high-level meeting conducted today, a collective decision was made to cancel the TS SSC 2020 exams altogether. The coronavirus outbreak has made it impossible to conduct the examinations all over the state, as pointed out by the Chief Minister. The government has decided to postpone all the exams that were to commence from June 8, per the order.
A total of 3650 cases have been reported in Telangana, as per the last count. Out of the total, 154 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The death rate has increased alarmingly in the state. Due to the rising cases in the GHMC area, the High Court had advised the state against conducting exams in the area.