The state Education department informed that no selection test will be held for appearing in SSLC and HSSLC examination, 2021 even as all schools, including the unaffiliated schools, are directed not to conduct any selection test at their level.
The notification further said, no selection test should be conducted by district education officials for SSLC and HSSLC examination, 2021.
The state government has announced that the board examinations will be held in March-April, next year.
The notification in this regard has been issued yesterday, education minister Lahkmen Rymbui said on Tuesday.
“The SSLC & HSSLC examination will be held in March-April, next year. The dates of examination will be finalized by Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE),” the notification said.
As a one-time exemption, it said all candidates who are willing to appear in SSLC and HSSLC examination, 2021, but had failed in selection tests conducted in the year 2019 will be allowed to appear in the final SSLC and HSSLC examination to be held in March-April, 2021.
The private candidates willing to appear for the same can appear directly in the final exam after following due procedure.
The notification however said all concerned should note that the cancellations of selection test and subsequent opportunity given to directly appear in the final SSLC and HSSLC examination, 2021 is done as a one-time exception to ensure safety and health of all the stakeholders in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation.
The candidates failing in the SSLC and HSSLC examination, 2021 may have to go through a selection test next year and the current notification may not be treated as precedence, it added.