The Karnataka High Court on Monday cancelled the public interest litigation (PIL) filed against the state’s decision to conduct SSLC (class 10 exams). The Karnataka SSLC exam 2021 will be held for the academic year 2020-21 as per the schedule. The dates for the exams were decided to be July 19 and July 22, 2021. Exams of core subjects (Mathematics, Science and Social Science etc) will be held on June 19 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, while second language exams will be held on July 22. Primary education minister S Suresh Kumar announced the dates on Tuesday and declared several measures, including sanitisation of exam centres, imposition of Section 144, and separate rooms for symptomatic patients. As many as 8,76,581 students will appear for the SSLC exams this year in 73,000 examination rooms. Only 12 students will be seated in one room. The Karnataka government has vaccinated 95 per cent of the staff who would be deployed for SSLC examination duty, said Primary and Secondary Education Minister, S Suresh Kumar. According to the Minister, of the total 1.33 lakh staff who will be deployed for examination duty, 1.3 lakh received their first dose, as per the data collected by the Department of Primary and Secondary Education. As many as 48,938 have received their second shot as well. “Another 3,404 people will get vaccinated in a couple of days,” the Minister added. Last year too, the exams took place amid the pandemic. Over 8.46 lakh students had appeared for the exams across six days. This year, students will be allowed to write the exam at centres near their homes and Covid-positive students who wish to take the exams will be allowed to write from Covid-care centres or hospitals. Covid-positive students unable to write exams will be allowed next year as freshers. NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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