The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has proposed a tentative timetable for Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams in response to concerns about a COVID increase. This year’s exams will be held between March 28 and April 11. The Board has asked the parents and candidates to submit objections between January 6 and 14.
As per the schedule, the first language exam will be held on March 28; the second language exam will be held on March 30; the economics/core subject exam will be held on April 1; mathematics/sociology on April 4; social science on April 6; the third language on April 8; and science, political science, and Karnatak/Hindustani music will be held on April 11. The exams will be held between 10.30 a.m. and 1.45 p.m. Question papers will be given to candidates for 15 minutes to study.
During the COVID crisis last year, the former Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister was praised for trying to schedule SSLC exams for July 19 to 22, 2021. A multi-choice objective format was used to administer the examinations. A total of 9 lakh people applied for the examinations. Karnataka was one of the few states in India that held board examinations for two days rather than three.