Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday (June 20) decided not to conduct the Secondary School Certificate (class 10th exams) and Intermediate-Advanced Supplementary exams amid the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

“We have tried our best to conduct the SSC examinations from July 10 and also made changes to the exam pattern to reduce the exposure for the students. However, with the increase of COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has instructed to cancel the examinations,” said the State Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh.

“Even the neighbouring states of Telangana and Tamil Nadu have cancelled the board examinations due to the pandemic,” added the minister.

He further said that the Class X students will be graded based on their merit and the guidelines related to it will be announced soon.

The Minister also announced that all the students who failed in Intermediate first and second years will be promoted without any examinations.

According to the Health Ministry at 8 AM on Saturday, Andhra Pradesh has witnessed a total of 7,961 coronavirus confirmed cases, out of which 3,948 are still active.

There have been 96 COVID-19 deaths in the State so far.

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