Maharashtra SSC, HSC Exam 2021 to be held in April, confirms School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad

Created On: Jan 21, 2021 17:23 IST
Modified on : Jan 21, 2021 17:23 IST

Maharashtra SSC, HSC Exam 2021 Dates Announced: As per the latest update, Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has announced that Maharashtra SSC Exam 2021 for Class 10 students and Maharashtra HSC Exam 2021 for Class 12 students will be held in April – May 2021. In a media interaction, Ms Gaikwad said that written exams for Class 12 i.e. HSC Exam will be held between 23rd April and 29th May, and for Class 10 i.e. SSC Exam between 29th April and 31st May 2021. She also confirmed that MSBSHSE is trying to declare the SSC and HSC Results 2021 by July-end and August-end, respectively.

Speaking to reporters she said “the written exams for Class 12 will be held between April 23 and May 29, and for Class 10 between April 29 and May 31. We are trying to declare the results of Classes 12 and 10 by July-end and August-end, respectively.”

Responding to a query about the school reopening and regular classes, Ms Gaikwad said that as of now 38% of students were attending classes as per the data available on 18th January 2021. To ease the academic burden on students, the state government has also announced 25% reduction in the overall syllabus for the exam.

Practical Exams in April

Speaking to reports today, Ms Gaikwad also responded to a query about the dates of the practical exams for the SSC and HSC students. As per her statement, practical exams for Class 12 students will be held between 1st and 22nd April 2021. On similar lines, SSC students will take up the practical exams between 9th and 29th April 2021.

Exams Delayed due to Pandemic

Speaking to reporters, Ms Gaikwad also added that for 2021 session, the board exams have been delayed by nearly three months owing to the COVID pandemic and the lockdown measures and school closures. Typically, Board Exams are held in February – March months, however, this time the Class 12 Board Exams will be held after 15th April while Class 10 exams will start from 1st May 2021 onwards. In total, around 17 lakh candidates will be appearing for SSC Exams while around 13 lakh students would be appearing for HSC / Class 12 Board Exams this year.

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