The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary (HSC) exams for the yr 2021 started in Kerala on Thursday adhering to strict COVID-19 well being protocols.

The SSLC exams shall be held until April 29 whereas the plus two exams are scheduled to be carried out from April Eight to 26.

Nearly 9 lakh college students are showing for the exams throughout over 4,951 centres out of which4,46,471 college students will attend the plus two examination and 4,22,226common college students and 990 personal candidates will seem for the SSLC examinations.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala wished the scholars within the state who’re showing for the exams.

“SSLC and 2 examinations are starting tomorrow. Request all the students to follow #COVID19 protocol so that you, your friends, teacher and family stay safe. Best wishes to eachand every one of you. May you all succeed!,” Vijayan tweeted on Wednesday evening.

The plus two examination started at 9.30 AM and the SSLC examination commenced within the afternoon session at 1.30 PM.

The VHSE examinations will start on Friday.

On March11 this yr, the Election Commission of India permitted the Kerala authorities to postpone the 10th and 12th commonplace college examinations to April 8, in view of the state meeting polls which had been held on April 6.

The state had sought postponement of the SSLC and HSC examinations, which had been to begin from March 17, as lecturers had been placed on ballot obligation and school rooms had been for use for polling functions.

The authorities have made strict preparations for implementing the COVID-19 well being protocol.

Students are screened utilizing thermal scanners for physique temperature and in case of any variation, they are going to be given a separate room to take the examination.

Handwash, sanitisers, masks have been made obtainable for college kids, lecturers, and different workers.

Instructions have been issued to make sure that college students wore masks, carried sanitisers and maintained social distancing.

They have additionally been instructed to not share stationery with others.

Last yr, the board exams had been affected because of the pandemic, and a number of other papers had been carried out later in May and the outcomes had been launched in June.

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