Tamil Nadu cancels Class 10th Exams, students to be promoted on internal marks

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Following the suit, Government of Tamil Nadu has decided to cancel the TN Class 10 exams. The decision has been taken by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami over the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic across the country.

Tamil Nadu, reportedly, has the second-highest number of Coronavirus cases in the country after Maharashtra. Along with the TN 10th Public exams, the pending exams for TN Class 11 students have also been cancelled.

The Board is also yet to take a decision for TN Class 12 absent students.

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The cancellation of TN SSLC Exam 2020 also known as 10th Public Exam comes after observations of the Madras High Court which denied the government permission to go ahead with the holding of the exam. The court observed that amid rising number of Coronavirus infections in the state, it cannot allow the state government and TNDGE to put at risk lives of nearly 9 lakh students.

While announcing the decision, TN Chief Minister K Palaniswami said that all students who were to appear for SSLC Exams will now be promoted on the basis of internal marks. He clarified that “students would get 80% weightage for half yearly and quarterly exam marks and 20% weightage for attendance.” Based on this formula now, the results for Class 10 students will be prepared and published soon.

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