The exam pattern for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC), also known as Class 10, has been changed by the Telangana government. For the academic year 2021-22, the number of question papers in SSC Class 10th has been reduced from 11 to six. Urdu has also been added to the list of Second Languages. Students can now take Urdu exams in addition to Telugu and Hindi.
For the 2020-21 board exams, the six-paper pattern was also used, with one paper for each subject. In the 2020-21 exam, there were additional options for questions on each question paper, and the time limit was increased by half an hour, from 2 hours 45 minutes to 3 hours 15 minutes. The Telangana SSC exam had a total of 600 marks, with 480 for the Board Exam and 120 for the internals (average marks of two FAs - Formative Assessments).