Though neighbouring Telangana State government has decided to cancel SSC exams for this year and promote all SSC students to next class without exams based on their internal assessment marks, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided not to cancel SSC exams.
The AP government has decided to hold SSC exams as scheduled from July 10.
AP education minister Adimulapu Suresh confirmed that there is no question of AP government cancelling SSC exams like States such as Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat etc.
The SSC examinations that were originally scheduled to be held from March 31, had been postponed due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.
On May 24, the state government had released the new timetable for the examinations. It was also decided to reduce the number of examinations only to six papers instead of the original schedule of 11 papers. The exams will be conducted from 9:30 am to 12:45 pm.
The minister earlier said that the norms such as wearing face masks and maintaining physical distance would be followed at the examination centres and the number of students in every examination hall would also be considerably reduced.
The government has already decided to promote students of classes 1 to 9 without holding annual examinations, in view of the coronavirus pandemic.