Class 10 public exams cancelled, CM announces ‘all pass’

In view of the Covid-19 situation, the Tamil Nadu government today cancelled the class 10 board exams and said all students will be declared pass.

An announcement in this regard was made by the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today, who said marks will be given based on the previous performance (80%) of students and attendance (20%).

He also announced cancellation of class 11 pending public exams and postponement of class 12 public exam.

The Madras High Court questioned the Tamil Nadu government on plans of conducting Class 10 board exams from June 15. The court said that when the state government has not decided to open schools and colleges until Covid-19 situation subsides, how can 9 lakh students, 2 lakh teachers and thousands of non-teaching staff be forced to risk their lives attending class 10 board exams from June 15.

High Court on Monday adjourned to June 11 further hearing on the batch of PIL petitions challenging the conduct of Class X public exams rescheduled to commence from June 15, without passing any interim order, on Monday.

During the arguments in the morning session, the bench of Justices Vineet Kothari and R Suresh Kumar grilled the government counsel with a series of questions, which raised the hope that the bench may pass some interim orders against holding the exams from June 15.