Maharashtra SSC, HSC Exam Postponed due to Covid-19

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Maharashtra SSC, HSC Exam Postponed

Maharashtra SSC, HSC Exam 2021 Update: The Maharashtra Education Department and the State Board have been considering postponing the Maharashtra SSC Exam 2021 for Class 10 students and Maharashtra HSC Exam 2021 for Class 12 students due to the recent increase in COVDI-19 cases in the state, according to the latest update. While officials from the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) and the Education Department have not commented on this, media reports from Nagpur have suggested that such a plan is being considered in view of the worsening COVID-19 situation across the state. However, a final decision on the MSBSHSE 10th and 12th Exams 2021 deferment may be taken soon.

Decision Expected in a Week, hints Education Minister: Earlier this year, Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad didn't completely rule out the possibility of the Maharashtra Board's SSC and HSC Exams 2021 being postponed. “I can't say anything right now,” Ms. Gaikwad said, “but, yes, a final decision will be made in a week.” I'll consult with a variety of stakeholders to learn about their views on exams. After that, we'll have to get the chief minister's office's approval for the final proposal.

Multiple Plans Being Considered for Board Exams: Varsha Gaikwad, the Minister of State for School Education, said that multiple plans are being considered for the organization of Board Exams. She mentioned that specifics of Plan A, which includes SOPs, Guidelines, Extra Time, Home-Based Exam Centres, Second Additional Attempt for Positive Students, and Other Measures, have been shared with people as of now.  In similar lines, other contingency plans are being formulated, which could be implemented if the COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Maharashtra SSC, HSC Exam 2021  offline: Maharashtra's SSC (Class 10) and HSC (Class 12) board exams will be conducted in a paper-based format. As per the School Education Minister, students would have to physically go to the examination centers to take the board exams. "The students' schools will be their exam centers. They will have an additional half-hour to attempt the questions in addition to the three-hour exam period "Ms. Gaikwad said. Ms. Gaikwad added that the practical exams will be conducted after the written tests are completed.

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