Fact Check: 51YO Hyd man passed his class X exams in 2020, not 2021

Photo of an old man has gone viral with the claim that the 51-year-old Mohammad Noorudin from Hyderabad cleared his...

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  23 April 2021 4:55 AM GMT
51YO Hyd man X exams

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has decided to pass all class X students without any exams for the second year in a row, keeping in view the surge in COVID-19 cases. Amidst this, a photo of an old man has gone viral with the claim that the 51-year-old Mohammad Noorudin from Hyderabad cleared his class X examination after 33 years. The message also states that he has been appearing for the exams since 1987 but he passed this year following the government exemption.


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Fact Check:

The claim that Md. Nooruddin passed class X exams in 2021 is FALSE. The news is from last year.

NewsMeter searched using the keywords '51-year-old Hyderabad man passes class X exam' and found several articles from April 2020.

According to a report by The Times of India, "While the coronavirus pandemic has caused immense suffering and pain across the world, it has come as a blessing for a Hyderabad resident who finally passed his class 10 examination after failing in repeated attempts during the last 33 years."

Mohammad Nooruddin failed the SSC examinations because he was weak in English and there was nobody to tutor him. However, in 2020 the Telangana government decided to promote all the class X students without any examinations in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The 51-year-old was ecstatic and said that he had paid the fees for the exams and completed the necessary formalities thinking this will be the last time he would appear for the examination. His decision to not give up paid as the Telangana government's decision to not hold class X exams and declare all students 'passed' with minimum marks has made the 34th attempt a success story for Mohammad Nooruddin. Watch the full video to know more about Mohammad Nooruddin's story.

Md. Nooruddin passed his class X examinations in 2020 and NOT in 2021. Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Claim Review:51YO Hyd man passed his class X exams in 2021
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