The Education Minister of Maharashtra, Varsha Gaikwad made an official announcement regarding the cancellation of board exams 2020. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the 10th class Geography and Work Experience exams were cancelled. The Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board took this decision for a valid reason. The board officials took this decision of issuing grades or marks to the students due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The board has taken this decision on Sunday i.e., on 12th April 2020.
Through a video message, Varsha Gaikwad, the Education Minister of the school said, ‘The lockdown was expected to end on April 14 but it has now been extended. Hence we have taken two decisions. The second-semester exams for Class IX and XI will not be held and students must be promoted to the next classes on the basis of the first term exam and internal exam results. Similarly, we have also decided to cancel the pending Geography and pending vocational subjects papers for SSC students’.
As per the original schedule, the Geography exam was planned to be organized on 23rd March 2020. The remaining vocational papers were intended to be conducted between 24th March and 4th April. The officials of the Maharashtra board are still planning to prepare a new marking scheme. Based on the first-semester performance of the candidates in classes 9 and 11, they will be promoted to the next standard. Considering the nation-wide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the class 9 and 11 exams have been cancelled.
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