On Tuesday, Mohammed Mohsin, Commissioner, Department of Public Instruction said that from the next academic year onwards, the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) will be practiced as decided by the State government.
CCE system has been made mandatory as per the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
But, A Devaprakash, Director of Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) said, "We have decided to give another chance to those who will not be able to clear the exams this year."
The SSLC examinations will be held from 28th March to 9th April, 2014. Around 8.26 lakh students are appearing for the examinations this year which includes 7.63 lakh fresh candidates, 21,670 private candidates and 41,269 repeaters.
The examinations will be held at 3,016 examination centres across Karnataka.
Devaprakash said, "We have identified 163 sensitive and 51 super sensitive centres across the State and necessary arrangements have been made to ensure malpractices do not occur during the examinations."
The KSEEB has decided to begin evaluations from 19th April, 2014 onwards following the declaration of dates for Lok Sabha polls. The results are expected to be out, a month after the evaluation has begun.
Further, to aid students to overcome stress related to examinations, a helpline (080-23310075 and 080-23310076) has been launched by the KSEEB. The helpline will be available between 10.15 am and 5 pm from 11th to 27th March, 2014.
From 28th March to 9th April, 2014, the helpline will be available between 9 am and 2 pm. Subject experts and other officials will be available to guide students.