Maharashtra board Class 10, 12 exams to be held in April-May, says Varsha Gaikwad

Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Thursday announced that the written exams of the state board's Class 12 will be held from 23 April to 29 May, and of Class 10 from from 29 April to 31 May

Press Trust of India January 21, 2021 20:01:00 IST
Maharashtra board Class 10, 12 exams to be held in April-May, says Varsha Gaikwad

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Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Thursday announced that the written exams of the state board's Class 12 will be held from 23 April
to 29 May, and of Class 10 from from 29 April to 31 May.

The exams are usually held in February and March, which had to be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Talking to reporters, Gaikwad said the practical exams for Class 12 will be held between 1 and 22 April, and for Class 10 between 9 and 28 April.

"The written exams for Class 12 will be held between 23 April and 29 May, and for Class 10 between 29 April and 31 May. We are trying to declare the results of Classes 12 and 10 by July-end and August-end, respectively," the minister said.

The state has already reduced the syllabus by 25 percent so that it will not be a burden for students, she said.

To a query, Gaikwad said around 38 percent of students were attending classes in schools, as on 18 January. Schools and junior colleges for Classes 9 to 12 had
reopened in parts of the state earlier this month based on the COVID-19 situation in respective areas.

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