Maharashtra SSC, HSC Exam 2021 May be Postponed due to COVID-19 Surge, Get Details Here

Created On: Apr 6, 2021 11:00 IST
Modified on : Apr 6, 2021 11:00 IST
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Maharashtra SSC, HSC Exam 2021 Update: As per the latest update, the Maharashtra Education Department and the State Board has been mulling on postponement of the Maharashtra SSC Exam 2021 for Class 10 students and Maharashtra HSC Exam 2021 for Class 12 students due to the recent surge in COVDI-19 cases in the state. Although the officials from Education Department or the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) have not clarified anything on this front, media reports coming from Nagpur have hinted that such a plan is under consideration looking at the worsening COVID-19 situation across the state. However, a final decision on deferment of MSBSHSE 10th and 12th Exams 2021 may be taken soon.

Decision Expected in a Week, hints Education Minister

Earlier, during a media interaction, Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad also didn’t completely rule out the possibility of postponement of the SSC and HSC Exams 2021 for Maharashtra Board. Ms Gaikwad said that “I can’t say anything at this moment but, yes, a final decision will be taken in a week itself. I will meet with various stakeholders and see what their views are about exams. Then we will have to seek the consent from the chief minister’s office as well regarding the final proposal.

Multiple Plans Being Considered for Board Exams

Speaking to media persons, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said that there are multiple plans under consideration as far as organization of Board Exams is concerned. She said that as of now, details of Plan A has been shared with people which include SOPs, Guidelines, Extra Time, Home-Based Exam Centres, Second Additional Attempt for positive student and Other such Measures. On similar lines, other plans are also being formulated as contingency plans, which may be implemented in case the COVID-19 cases continue to rise. She also said that apart from Maharashtra Board Exams, the Education Department is also formulating plans to ensure smooth conduct of CBSE and ICSE Board Exams as well, which are scheduled to be held in coming months.

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