Rajasthan Government cancels exams for classes 1 to 5 owing to the ongoing COVID pandemic

Examinations for students of grades 6 and 7 are expected to start from April 15.

Keeping an eye on the sudden increase in COVID positive cases in Rajasthan, the state authorities have announced that all pupils of grades 1 to 5 shall be promoted to successive classes without appearing for examinations. While the students of primary classes are exempted from sitting for tests, final exams for pupils of classes 6 and 7 are expected to begin from April 15. In addition to this, the officials shall issue separate directives for class 8th students.

1-5 graders to be promoted based on evaluations under smile scheme


Subsequently, the officials have ordered to promote students from class 1-5 on the basis of evaluations made under Smile-1, Smile-2 and the "Aao ghar se sikhe" program. During the lockdown propelled by the COVID pandemic, the state administration had launched an innovative smile project which facilitated the teachers to conduct online classes with the help of YouTube streaming.

These decisions were taken on Thursday after the state witnessed a revived escalation in COVID numbers. Apart from the primary and junior classes, the examination schedules for classes 9 and 10 have already been fixed. Starting from April 6, these tests shall continue for around two weeks concluding on April 22. Post that, the results shall be declared on April 30 and it has been proposed that the new academic session shall commence on May 1.

COVID numbers spiralling up in Rajasthan!


On Friday, Rajasthan had 3,023 active cases of coronavirus while the confirmed cumulative count of COVID affected patients stood at 3,24,101. In the state capital, Jaipur, the situation is equally alarming with 605 active cases recorded on Friday. Additionally, the total cumulative count of COVID infected people in the city peaked up to 60,226 on the same day. Given these numbers, the state authorities are assuring the safety of the young students with their latest decision.

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