Mumbai: – Given the increasing incidence of Coronavirus, the lockdown in the state of Maharashtra has been extended till 30th April. Therefore, the state government has decided to cancel the pending 10th standard SSC Board examination papers in the subjects of Geography and Work experience. The State Education Minister, Varsha Gaikwad, said that the annual examinations for the 9th and 11th standards have been cancelled too for the current year.
The Geography paper for the 10th standard students, scheduled on 21st March, had been postponed in view of the lockdown, initially imposed till 14th April to stop the spread of Coronavirus infection. But the decision to cancel the paper was taken after the lockdown was extended till 30th April.
The papers, Geography and Work Experience, have been cancelled and the allotment of marks for the students will be implemented in accordance to the prevalent and prescribed systems of the Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. Gaikwad said that the 9th and 11th standard students would be promoted based on the evaluation done on the tests, practical examinations and internal assessment conducted in the first term without conducting the exams for the second term.
Gaikwad said ‘The School Education Department had submitted the proposal for cancellation of the remaining examinations to the state government. The state government has taken this decision, and the necessary instructions have been issued to the concerned authorities.’ The examinations in the subject of Work Experience, in the 10th standard syllabus, also have been cancelled. The Work Experience examination was scheduled to be held between 24th March to 4th April 2020. These examinations had been postponed because of the lockdown. All these examinations have been cancelled. Examinations in this subject will be conducted for differently abled learners.