The decision was taken by the chief minister of the state after a high-level meeting was conducted with special chief secretary of education Chitra Ramachandran, commissioner and secretary of Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) Syed Omer Jaleel, director of government examinations (DGE) A Satyanarayana Reddy and submitted their proposal on examinations.
“The state has decided to cancel SSC exams and postpone intermediate exams,” said Jaleel.
The CM is said to have signed on the file and an official announcement and order are expected to be released shortly.
While the SSC exams are scheduled to be held from May 17, intermediate exams were supposed to start from May 1.
Every year, more than 5 lakh students appear for the SSC examinations and about 9.5 lakh students appear for intermediate first and second-year exams.
The inter board had already postponed practical exams, which were scheduled to be held from April 7. The board had earlier decided to conduct these exams after the theory examination i.e from May 29, 2021, to June 7, 2021. Instead of conducting physical exams, it had also asked students to submit two papers– Ethics and Human Values and Environmental Education , as assignments from home in the pdf format.