The TSBIE practical exams for second-year Intermediate students were postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases in the state.
TSBIE Secretary Syed Omer Jaleel in a press release said that the matter will be reviewed in the first week of June and a new timetable will be announced 15 days before the exams commence, NDTV reported
He also said that the board is examining the developments in other states regarding the Class 12 exam and will make a decision soon.
The practical examinations of intermediate (IPE-2021) for second-year general courses, first and second-year vocational courses were scheduled from May 29-June 7. The exams were postponed until further orders.
The class 12 theory exams were postponed in April due to the increasing COVID-19 cases in the state and the Class 10, 11 exams were cancelled. The students were promoted based on the internal assessment process.
The exams, for which around 4.8 lakh students have registered this year have already been postponed multiple times.
Following the Centre's decision to cancel class 12 CBSE board exams in view of the Covid pandemic, six states--Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Goa and Uttarakhand called off their board exams on Wednesday while few others said they will take a call soon.
The Centre on Tuesday decided to cancel the CBSE class 12 board exams amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic across the country with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that the decision has been taken in the interest of students and the anxiety among students, parents and teachers must be put to an end. Soon after, CISCE had also announced cancellation of its board exams.
(With inputs from agencies)