AP Inter Exams 2021: On June 22, Supreme Court asked the Government of Andhra Pradesh to make a quick decision on the Intermediate examinations. The apex court has asked the state government to file an affidavit on what it intends to do if the exams can’t be conducted as per the earlier proposed dates i.e. in July 2021.
AP government presented that it does not have the option of internal assessment since SSC result is based on grades. The state government said that exams would be conducted in July if conditions are conducive.
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Considering the uncertainty on examination, the apex court asked the state to decide and file an affidavit within two days. The court said that the decision should be taken considering the welfare of students. Justice Khanwilkar said, “You cannot keep the things hanging on fire. If you are more confident than all other states then let us have your reasons too.” “If there is one fatality we will hold state of AP responsible for it,” he added.
Advocate Mahfooz Nazki, appearing for the state government at SC said that AP Inter Exam 2021 would be held when the COVID 19 situation gets better in the state. Around 5 lakh students will appear for the board exams this year. The apex court bench was told that arrangements would be made to accommodate 15 to 20 students in one exam hall for physical exams.
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Earlier, State Education Minister Adimulapa Suresh had said that the government is trying to conduct inter exams and the cancellation would be the last option. He added that the government would also consider conducting competitive exams like JEE and NEET once the prevailing COVID 19 situation improves. Education Minister stated that the decision would be taken considering the future of students. The state government is expected to announce its final decision.