Gaikwad says decision on Maharashtra board exams soon

MUMBAI: After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 board exams were cancelled on Tuesday, Maharashtra state education minister Varsha Gaikwad said that a decision on the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) students will be taken soon.

The decision was taken after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Welcoming the centre’s decision, Gaikwad said that during her recent high level virtual meeting in Delhi, she had spoken about the no-examination route. She said that chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had also urged the centre to arrive at a uniform policy for class 12 students.


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In a press release the CBSE said that the results will be made as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.

Gaikwad said that students are fighting the pandemic on one hand and are coping with their studies too. Over 14 lakh students have registered for the HSC exams. She said that though class 12 exams are crucial for their future career prospects, staying healthy is more important in the current situation.

The state has already cancelled class 10 exams and a methodology to evaluate students based on their performance in class 9 and 10 has been worked out.

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