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Maharashtra Govt postpones state board exams for class 10, 12


In the wake of the current COVID situation in Maharashtra, the State Government has postponed state board exams for class 10th and 12th, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad informed.

Keeping in mind the schedule of entrance exams for professional courses, class 12th exams will be held by end of May, while 10th standard exams will be in June. "We're closely monitoring the health situation. Fresh dates for these exams will be announced accordingly," she stated.

The decision is the outcome of consultations with various stakeholders-students, teachers, parents, elected representatives from across parties, academicians and tech giants- in the wake of rising coronavirus cases.

During the consultations, various alternative assessment options were evaluated keeping the health, well-being and future of our students in mind. Postponing exams seemed to be the most pragmatic solution, the Minister said.

We'll also be writing to the CBSE, ICSE, IB, Cambridge boards, requesting them to reconsider their exams dates, Ms Gaikwad added.

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All Maharashtra Board Students of class 9, 11 to be promoted to next class without exams


In the wake of the current COVID-19 situation, all state board students of class 9th and 11th will be promoted to the next class without any examinations, Maharashtra Minister for School Education Varsha Gaikwad informed today.

The Minister had earlier informed that all state board students across Maharashtra state from Class 1 to Class 8 will be promoted to the next class without giving any exam.

Maharashtra has consistently been reporting a high number of COVID.

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Happy news for students, teachers in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Minister for School Education Varsha Gaikwad today informed that school children in Maharashtra will get Diwali holidays admist the online classes.

Online learning methods are being adopted all over the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. School students, teachers and parents are also constantly involved in the teaching and learning process even when the school is closed, the Minister said. 

The traditional leave for students and teachers of the school will also be given this year and a decision will be taken soon, Prof. Gaikwad clarified while having an informal discussion with the media representatives today.

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