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Tamil Nadu Government : Masks Compulsory For Students Appearing For SSLC and HSC Exams

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Schools and colleges in the state have recently resumed their in-person classes. For class 10, 11 and 12, exams are compulsory and will be conducted on schedule.

The Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education (TNBSE) has confirmed that all three levels of school leaving certification will be completing exams over a pleasant two month span. Class 12 board exams will commence tomorrow, May 5 and then conclude on May 28th. Exams for Class 11 will take place from May 10 to 31st whereas exam sessions for class 10 or SSLC students will take place from May 6 to 30th.

In a recent development, several state governments including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and West Bengal have removed the requirement for students to wear masks as they appear for examinations. Although many students in these states were able to take their exams without the mandatory necessity of wearing masks. Some other state governments have now reversed their decisions to make the use of N95 respirators / facemasks/- protective breathing devices-mandatory once again!

Tomorrow, the state of Tamil Nadu will hold a board exam that has been postponed for over two years. The TN Gap year bar was an alternative evaluation system introduced to evaluate 10th and 12th grade students along with preparation for their board examination.

As per the Directorate of Government Exams (DGE), students will be given 15 minutes extra to read each question in the paper and 5 more minutes to fill out their answers - basically adding a total of 10 minutes onto the scheduled time.