New Delhi: Punjab has decided to allow provisional admission of as many as 31,022 open category candidates in Class 11 in schools as regular students, state Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said on Friday. “However, such students will have to take the examinations of class 10 when things become normal,” Singla said. Also Read - Remarkable Gesture: Punjab CM Gives Smartphones to Class 12 Students as Part of 'Smart Connect Scheme'

He said the matriculation result of regular students was declared by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) recently on the basis of continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE). Also Read - Captain vs Bajwa: Punjab CM Responds After MP's Letter to Police Chief Over Security Removal

But the result of ‘open school’ students was withheld as these students are not covered under the CCE criteria, the minister said. “The open category candidates were in dilemma as they were not getting admission in schools as regular students. Also Read - UGC Final Year Exams: 'Reconsider September Decision', Punjab CM Urges PM Modi During COVID-19 Meet

After reviewing the situation, we have decided to provide them a short-term relief. Now they will be able to get admission in Class 11 provisionally subject to the condition that as and when the things become normal (COVID-19 situation), they will have to take the matriculation examinations,” Singla said in an official release.