State Education Minister A Suresh said the academic year for these classes has now ended with no examinations in view of the Covid-19 surge.
He, however, said examinations for Class X and Intermediate students would be held as scheduled.
The decision to continue with the examination schedule for these classes was taken in the interests of students.
“The students lost out in the defence recruitment process as they were promoted without examinations last year,” Suresh pointed out.
He said the examinations would be conducted duly following all Covid-19 protocols.