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SSC social studies paper-II date likely to change

SSC social studies paper-II date likely to change
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SSC social studies paper-II date likely to change. Tenth Class Social Studies- II, which has to be conducted on April 11, may have to be changed after...

Hyderabad: Tenth Class Social Studies- II, which has to be conducted on April 11, may have to be changed after the Supreme Court’s verdict on local bodies’ elections on Thursday. As the State Election Commission suggested April 11 to be one of the dates of polling and since the social studies paper II has to be held on the same day, there is now some clash. Since the State Election Commission has already informed the apex court and the judges too gave their nod, it cannot be changed. In that case, Directorate of Government Examinations has to change the exam date, informed sources said.

“No final decision is taken. We are waiting for the government’s decision,” Banala Manmadha Reddy, Director of Government Exams told The Hans India.

Sources suggest that if the elections are held on April 13 instead of April 11, it would be better for all. Since lakhs of students are going to appear for the exam, it is not fair to subject them to trouble. Since the Election Commission has already agreed to hold counting on April 13 but the court nixed it, it can hold the polling on that day, they argued.

Since April 13 is Sunday and 14 is Ambedkar Jayanthi, there will not be any exam. So, the exam has to be held on April 16 or some other day, sources said.

Meanwhile, the SSC exams have commenced on Thursday and on the first day as many as 50 students were debarred as they resorted to copying. Highest number of malpractice cases 19, has registered in Visakhapatnam district. Four invigilators were also relieved as they found to be negligent in discharging their duties. More than 49 flying squads have fanned out in nine district and conducted surprise inspections. A total of 98.9 per cent out of 12.26 lakh students have appeared for the exam.

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