Duration of SSC exams extended by half-an-hour
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
The minister directed district education department officials to make arrangements to conduct the exams scheduled from May 23 to June 1
Education minister Sabita Indra Reddy DC file image
Hyderabad: In a relief to students, the duration of the SSC exams has been extended by half an hour. The number of papers has been decreased to six instead of 10, education minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy said on Thursday.
The minister said at a meeting with district education officials at the school education director's office that the exam would start at 9.30 am and end at 12.45 pm, instead of 12.15 pm as declared earlier. She said that the exam would involve six papers instead of 10, as classes had started late due to the pandemic.
She said for the convenience of the students, only 70 per cent of the syllabus was being considered
The minister directed district education department officials to make arrangements to conduct the exams scheduled from May 23 to June 1. More than five lakh students are expected to appear for the exams. The minister said arrangements should be made in a planned manner so that students writing the exams do not face any inconvenience.
The district education department officials were directed to make arrangements for the introduction of English medium in all government schools in the state up to class VIII from the coming academic year.
She asked the District Education Officers to take steps to ensure that there were no difficulties in the selection and management of examination centres for the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), which was awaited by the unemployed.
Due date to pay exam fee extended
The due dates to pay the examination fee under the ‘Tatkal Scheme’ for regular/private (once failed) candidates for the SSC exams have been extended to April 20, with a late fee of Rs 1,000.
Candidates who will appear for Telangana Open School Society (TOSS) SSC and Intermediate examinations can pay the examination fee from April 8 to 18 without any fine being levied. From April 19-25, a fine of Rs 25 will be levied while from April 26 to 30, the fine would be Rs 50. The fee has to be paid online at TS online or Mee Seva centres.