On 20th March, Maharashtra Cabinet and Education Minister Varsha Eknath Gaikwad stated that “For the impending Maharashtra board exams, Higher Secondary School Certificate and Secondary School Certificate understudies will take the exams from their particular schools and colleges. No particular changes have been made to the timetable of the board exams. The board examinations for the 10th and 12th classes will start on 29th April and 23rd April.
“The Maharashtra board exams will be happening in Physical mode as it were. It implies that understudies should actually go to the board examinations places to seem for the written examinations”. Be that as it may, if any understudy didn’t give the offline exams for specific or coronavirus related reasons or on the grounds that any individual from the family is affected by COVID-19 or because of the pandemic lockdown in the district, at that point, the student will get a board examination.
As to methodology for the board’s practical examinations, she stated that: “Taking practical examinations in the school has been intense this year. Along these lines, we have concluded that understudies should be given an exception here. That is the reason, in the 1st place, we have chosen to get rid of science practical examinations for Secondary School Certificate, supplanting them with internal assignments.”
Nonetheless, the education minister expressed that board practical examinations for 12th class understudies are important because of their suggestions in proficient courses. “We have not dropped them yet have restricted the number of practical experiments to only 5-6 this year. Colleges will be told independently about the information”.
“In 2021, the understudies will be there in the board exams center because of the coronavirus pandemic. Aside from the normal 3 hrs time of the examinations, they will get an additional thirty mins to try the questions. For that, the board examinations will begin at morning 10.30 AM rather than 11 AM”. Divyang understudies will get twenty mins extra each hour. Assume a divyang student is showing up for a 3 hrs board examinations, the understudy will get a sum of 4 hrs to try every one of the questions according to the new rules”.
To guarantee understudies can arrive at their board examinations center, the Govt has addressed district officials to permit understudies and going with guardians to utilize public transport if they present their hall tickets. The exam will begin thirty mins sooner than expected.