The Telangana School Education Department today announced the schedule for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations to be held from May 17 to 26 in the state. Each exam will begin at 9:30 am.
The schedule is as follows -
May 17: First Language (Telugu)
May 18: Second Language (Hindi)
May 19: English
May 20: Maths
May 21: General Science, and
May 22: Social Sciences
May 24: OSSC Main Language (Sanskrit & Arabic) (Paper I)
May 25: OSSC Main Language (Sanskrit & Arabic) (Paper II)
May 26: SSC Vocational Course (Theory)
The same schedule will apply to those reappearing for the exams.
The fees for the SSC exam will have to be paid by February 25 after which a late fee will also have to be paid. Those paying by March 3, will have to pay an additional Rs 50, while those paying by March 12 will have to pay an extra Rs 200. Those paying even later, by March 16, will be required to pay a fine of Rs 500.
In the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which threw up unprecedented challenges to the teaching-learning process, the government decided to modify the SSC paper pattern
for this year.
Under the new exam format, paper-I and paper-II for First Language, English, Mathematics, General Science (Physical Science and Biology) and Social Science have been merged into a single paper. However, there has been no change in the format of the second language paper.
As a result, the students taking the exam will have to write only six instead of the usual 11 papers, this year.