Goa SSC Class 10th exam: Amid coronavirus outbreak, Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) has postponed the class 10th examination slated to be held from April 2, 2020. The board will release the revised dates shortly.
The Goa board has also cancelled the class 12th board examinations which had only three exam papers left.
The exams up to class 8 were cancelled earlier as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. As per the circular issued by Goa Education Director Vandana Rao, she informed that exams for classes 9 to 11 will be conducted as per schedule with schools asked to seat students one metre apart.
Several social distancing measures, including closure of schools, gyms, pubs, clubs, public swimming pools, casinos etc are already taken in the coastal state. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, the state has taken the step to practice social distancing. The state does not have reported any Covid-19 patient as yet.
The states, including Rajasthan, Punjab and Chhattisgarh have postponed or cancelled their board class 10, 12, and state-level exams.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) have also postponed the class 10, 12 board exam and evaluation process till March 31 this week. The National Testing Agency has also put on hold the JEE Main slated to begin from April 5.