Bengaluru: Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanvir Sait said the annual SSLC examination being conducted by Karnataka State Secondary Education Board would be held from March 23 to April 4, 2017. Similarly, the second PU annual examination would take place between March 1 and 16.
Talking to reporters here on Thursday, he said the draft time table of both the examinations had been put on the department website and the last date for filing objections and suggestions would be November 25.
The education department wants to complete the examination process before April 30. Already, the draft examination time-table had been sent to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to keep them updated about the examination dates of the SSLC and second year PU examination.
Mr Sait there was no correlation between the coming Assembly polls and advance announcement of exam dates of both SSLC and PU courses. Even if the poll dates were announced, the ECI would be requested to provide training to the poll staff at the answer paper valuation centres so that they need not leave their duty to attend training. There was a bar on using the services of teachers and lecturers for surveys but they had to attend election duty. “We are hopeful that the entire examination process including the announcement of results will be completed as early as possible”.
Around 9.6 lakh students would write the SSLC exam for which 60,000 teachers were required to evaluate the answer scripts. Likewise, around 7 lakh students would appear for the second year PU examination and 18,000 to 20,000 lecturers were required for evaluation work. The services of lecturers serving in private colleges would also be taken to complete the evaluation process and announce the results quickly.
On the security of question papers, he said all precaution would be taken to check the question paper leaks as it had happened last year. They have adopted all security features, including bar coding.