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Maharashtra: Exams cancelled for classes 1 to 8

Maharashtra: Exams cancelled for classes 1 to 8

April 3, 2021

The Maharashtra government has decided to promote all students of classes 1 to 8 under the Maharashtra State Board without examinations. Education minister Varsha Gaikwad said that a decision on Classes 9 and 11 examinations will be conveyed soon.

The decision was taken as Covid-19 cases continued to rise in the state. Gaikwad tweeted, “Announcement: In view of the ongoing situation due to #Covid 19, all state board students across Maharashtra state from Class 1st to Class 8th will be promoted to the next class without any examinations. A decision regarding students of class 9th and 11th will soon be taken.”

Earlier, for students appearing at the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education’s (MSBSHSE) – secondary school certificate (SSC) class 10 and higher secondary certificate (HSC) class 12 board exams, the state’s education minister, Varsha Gaikwad had issued revised examination guidelines in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the guidelines, the state’s class 10 students will not have practical exams this year. Granting some relief to class 12 students too, the number of science practical experiments required for the year has been limited to five or six.

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