Mysuru, July 19:- A total of 38,989 students will write the Secondary School Leaving Certificare (SSLC) examinations in Mysuru district at 237 centres for the academic year 2020-2021 on Monday (July 19) and Thursday (July 22 amid the Covid-19 pandemic scare.
The SSLC exams which were to be held in March-April were postponed due to the second wave of coronavirus in the state.
Of the 38,989 students, 37,474 regulars are appearing for exams, while 1081 private and 434 repeaters. The exams will be held at 237 centres across the district including 87 in the city with 138 reserved for regular and repeater students, 4 for private students and the rest 95 reserved as additional and to meet any emergency situation. Owing to the pandemic situation, the district administration has urged all to follow Covid appropriate behaviour at exam centres.
Out of 237 centres, 113 are government schools, 42 aided schools and 82 unaided schools. Only 10 to 12 students are allowed to write exams in one room. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has arranged special buses to ferry the students for free after showing hall tickets to staff.
The first paper being held on Monday is for core subjects like science, mathematics and social science and the language exams will be held on July 22.
Prohibitory orders clamped
Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Dr Bagadi Gautham has issued prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPc within 200 metres radius of the exam centres to make sure that the exams will be conducted in fair and smooth manner. Accordingly, all photocopy shops in the vicinity have been ordered to remain closed on July 19 and July 22 during the exams. (NAV)