The candidates failing to clear SSLC examinations in six attempts will not be regarded as ' repeater candidates', this academic year onwards.
This rule will be put into action from this academic year's examination, starting on March 28, 2014, as per Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB).
Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, 2011's Primary and Secondary Education Minister had taken this decision, considering the large number of candidates under the category of repeaters.
There are some candidates who have failed to pass the SSLC exam even after attempting it for 20 times, according to an official. KSEEB's Secretary, Nagendra Kumar said, "It is really difficult for the Board to conduct exams for such candidates. To streamline this, we are implementing the rule from this year." The candidates will have only six chances to clear the exam as per the rule. If there is even a single subject that the candidate has failed to clear after the six attempts then the candidate must register as a private candidate and write all the subjects again.
More than 15% are repeaters among the eight lakh candidates appearing for the SSLC exams each year, according to the data that the Board has.
In 2012, a similar decision was taken by Pre-University Education Department, this was implemented from the examinations in March.