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Tamil Nadu cancels Entrance Test for 11th admission

The government also said Classes for 11th students will be held from the third week of June based on the Covid-19 guidelines prevailing then

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:42 AM, IANS

TN 11th Admission

Chennai: Overturning its earlier decision, Tamil Nadu government has decided not to hold entrance exams for admission to Class 11 and instead increase the number of seats by 10-15 per cent in government and government-aided schools.

The government also said in case there are a large number of applications for a particular stream in Class 11 then admission can be made based on the student's Class 9 marks.

The government also said Classes for 11th students will be held from the third week of June based on the Covid-19 guidelines prevailing then.

Earlier, Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator O.Panneerselvam on Thursday urged the state government to cancel the entrance tests for admission to Class 11.

In a statement issued here, Panneerselvam said the ruling DMK party had announced revocation of entrance exams for medical admission but has declared conduct of such exams to admit students to Class 11.

He said Chief Minister M.K.Stalin should intervene in the issue and order cancellation of entrance tests and also to increase the number of seats based on the applications received.

 

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