Maharashtra Board may postpone HSC and SSC exam 2021: Report

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra Board may postpone the HSC and SSC exam. As per the reports, the minister, Varsha Gaikwad, is expected to make an announcement by Friday.

Maharashtra Board may postpone HSC and SSC exam 2021: Report
Shivam Jadoun | Apr 6, 2021 - 5 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Maharashtra Education Department is likely to postpone the HSC and SSC exam 2021. The education department officials are finalizing a plan for the upcoming board exams which includes a proposal to postpone it, a high-level source in the education department told the Time of India.

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As per the Times of India report, the state education minister Varsha Gaikwad said, “I can’t say anything at this moment but, yes, a final decision will be taken this 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 chief minister's office (CMO) as well regarding the final proposal.”

“We have to plan for contingencies. So ‘Plan A’ is basically what has been shared with everyone already. Here we have given SOPs like extra time, home centres, and guidelines on second attempt,” Gaikwad added according to the report.

If the cases continue to rise “we have to consider the board exam of CBSE etc which will be held within the state’s jurisdiction. So we are finalizing Plan B and C to accommodate all these concerns. For this, views of domain experts are being taken and after that, a proposal shall be put up before the CMO,” she added.

As per the reports, on Tuesday, Gaikwad will meet with officials to review the situation and is expected to make a formal announcement by Friday.

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