Maharashtra SSC and HSC Exam 2021 Instructions Released, Exam to be held in same school, Class 10 Practical Exam scrapped

Created On: Mar 21, 2021 12:11 IST
Modified on : Mar 21, 2021 12:12 IST

Maharashtra SSC and HSC Exam 2021: With the Maharashtra 10th and 12th Exam 2021 coming closer every day, exam authority has started making necessary preparations for the same conduct of the same amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this, the State School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has released some important exam instructions that are to be followed by the exam authority for the SSC i.e. Class 10 and HSC i.e. Class 12 Exams. Putting aside rumours and speculations about conduct of the exams in online mode, Education Minister confirmed that the Class 10 and 12 Board Exams would be held in offline mode i.e. in pen-and-paper mode. She also confirmed that the board and the education department have been asked to make special provisions to ensure safe conduct of the board exams.

Class 10 Practical Exams Cancelled

Keeping in mind the unique circumstances of the pandemic under which the Maharashtra SSC and HSC Exams 2021 are being held, the exam authority has released some important instructions about the same. According to the details available right now, SSC and HSC Board exams would be held in the same school from where the student is registered for it, which was not the case earlier. Moreover, the practical examinations for Class 10 i.e. SSC students have been cancelled. These decisions have been taken to provide some relief to the students in the view of the pandemic.

Other Instructions for Board Exams

Along with these two important decisions, the education minister has also released a detailed set of instructions for Maharashtra Board Exams 2021. The same have been discussed below in detail:

  • Offline Exams: Maharashtra Board HSC and SSC Exams 2021 will be held in offline mode
  • Exams in Same School: Board exams would be conducted in the same schools that the students are enrolled, to avoid extensive travel for students amid the pandemic
  • Class 10 Practical Exams Cancelled: Practical Exams for Class 10 students i.e. SC, has been cancelled by the Board
  • Limited Practical for Class 12: On similar lines, the practical exam for class 12 students has also been limited to only few experiments
  • Extra Time for Differently-abled: Half an hour extra to be given to students to write, differently abled to get one entire extra hour.
  • COVID-19 Precautions: Thermal screening to be done at all exam centers for students and students would be required to wear masks while appearing for the exam
  • Exam for Containment Zone Students: Students, who reside in containment zone areas during the exam period, would be allowed to appear or re-take the exam as special exam in June. This will be treated as main exam and not as a supplementary exam.


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