Kerala's Class 10, 11, 12 exam dates announced; Cabinet nod for bus fare hike

Kerala's SSLC, Higher Secondary examination dates announced

Kerala will conduct the remaining Class 10 and Class 12 examinations from May 26 to 30.

The examinations were postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis.

Here is the Kerala Class 10 (SSLC) examination schedule. These tests will be held in the afternoon.

May 26: Mathematics

May 28: Physics

May 29: Chemistry

The Higher Secondary exams will be held from May 26 to May 30. The examinations will be conducted both in the forenoon and afternoon sessions.

The dates were decided at the cabinet meeting held in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.

Bus tariff hike

Kerala's SSLC, Higher Secondary examination dates announced

The cabinet has also given its in-principle nod to hike bus tariff in Kerala.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had hinted at the hike during his daily COVID-19 press briefing on May 12.

He had said the bus owners would be allowed to hike the rates to compensate for the fall in passengers necessitated by social distancing norms. Buses will be able to seat only one person in a space meant for two and only two in a space meant for three. However, a decision on fuel subsidy for bus owners is still pending.

Increase in liquor price

The Cabinet has also decided to further hike liquor price. Sources said the price hike would range from 10 per cent in the case of wine and beer to 35 per cent in the case of premium liquor brands. Steps are on to begin liquor sales after the third phase of lockdown ends on May 17.

However, the dangerous crowds in front of toddy shops after they resumed operations on May 13 could force the government to issue strict guidelines.

Examination Timetable:

Plus One

• May 26 - Entrepreneurship Development (VHSE - morning)

• May 27 - Music, Accountancy, Geography, Social Work, Sanskrit Literature (morning)

• May 28 - Economics

• May 29 - Physics, Philosophy, English, Literature, Sociology (morning)

• May 30 - Chemistry, Gandhian Studies, Anthropology

Plus Two

• May 26 - Entrepreneurship Development (VHSE-Morning)

• May 27 - Biology, Geography, Sanskrit Science, Economics, Communicative English, Statistics, Part 3 Languages

• May 28 - Business Studies, Psychology, Electronic Service Technology, Electronic Systems

• May 29 - History, Islamic History and Culture, Computer Application, Home Science, Computer Science

• May 30 - Mathematics, Political Science, Journalism

Taking into account the lack of public transport, sub-centres too have been arranged in addition to the regular centres to hold the examinations. Students may choose the centre as per their convenience.

University of Kerala – examination dates announced

Kerala's SSLC, Higher Secondary examination dates announced

Degree examinations of the University of Kerala will commence on May 21.

Examinations for semesters five and six for graduate courses in distance education will begin on May 28, the university said in a statement.

LLB exams

The last semester degree exams of Kerala University will begin from May 21. The fifth and sixth-semester exams of long-distance courses run by the University will begin on May 28, an official statement said.

Five-year LLB examinations will commence on June 8, and the three-year course examinations will begin from June 9. Considering the difficulty in travel, and if it is not possible to reach the main centre, students can also opt to write the exams in sub-centres.

Other Universities

Three other universities - Mahatma Gandhi, Kannur and Calicut - too had postponed all examinations scheduled during the later half of March. No statments have been released by these universities yet regarding their rescheduling.

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