SSC and HSC students will give written exams in the same school/college. Exams will be held offline, said Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad. "Conducting practicals in school has been tough this year and therefore we have decided that students need to be given a concession here. That is why, to start with, we have decided to do away with science practical exams for SSC, replacing them with internal assignments", said School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad in a series of tweets.
Maharashtra SSC and HSC exams/journal submissions will take place after written exams (From May 22 to June 10). Examiners (internal & external) will be provided by the same college. Exams/submissions will be done batch-wise under strict safety protocols, the School Education minister added.
As practicals in HSC are crucial for further professional courses, the decision is taken not to cancel the practical exams but to hold in a limited number. Practical exams to be held as limited number of experiments to just five/six this year and colleges will be informed separately about the details, the Minister tweeted.
"I've already discussed with the state's Chief Secretary that teachers supervising board exams & board officials be treated as front line workers and be vaccinated on priority.
Conducting practicals in school has been tough this year & therefore we've decided that students need to be given a concession here. That is why, to start with, we've decided to do away with science practical exams for SSC, replacing them with internal assignments.
Announcing the second opportunity to the students, School Education Minister said that those students found infected or having symptoms of COVID-19 or under containment restrictions will have a special exam in June, the school will provide their details to board. These exams will be treated as main exams separate from the supplementary exam to be held later.
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