The Election Commission of India has allowed the Government of Kerala to postpone the Kerala board exams of class 10 and 12 due to the upcoming state elections. Kerala State assembly elections will be held on 6 April 2021. Hence, taking the polls into consideration, the Kerala Government decided to postpone the exams.
Earlier, the exams were to be held from 17 March 2021, but the state government asked for the postponement of the exams as the teachers had been called for election duty, and classrooms are being used for election purposes. As per the revised dates, the exams will be conducted from 8 April 2021 to 30 April 2021.
The exams for classes 10 and 12 were also postponed earlier due to a Motor Vehicle Strike. The exams were postponed to 8 March 2021, which were to be conducted on 2 March 2021. Students appearing for the Kerala class 10 and 12 examinations should adhere to examination guidelines strictly since the exams are being conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The board has also decided to provide options for students appearing for the class 10 exam to opt for a change in the examination centre. Students can submit the exam centre change option by 12 March 2021.