Directorate of Government Examination (DGE), Tamil Nadu, has decided to extend the duration of the board exams (HSC (12th) and SSLC (10th)) from 2 hours 45 minutes to 3 hours. The new duration applies to all three classes -- 10, 11, and 12 -- for which board exams are conducted.
The information about the same was tweeted by the Tamil Nadu Education Minister, Mr. K. A. Sengottiyan. The extended duration is in-line with the new education policy.
The examination program is different for the students who are preparing for the old syllabus and who are preparing for the new syllabus. Students who will be appearing for the board exams next year can visit the official website of DGE, Tamil Nadu and download the exam time-table.
Admit cards for the exams will be released one week prior to the commencement of the exams and during the exam, students will be given 15 minutes extra to read the question paper.
In 2019, 95.2 percent of the students passed in class 10 board exam, 95 percent students passed in class 11 board exam, and 91.3 percent students passed in class 12 board exam.