According to the latest update, the Maharashtra state government has decided to cancel grade level exams for students in grades one through eight given the current situation in the state of COVID-19. Subsequently, all primary and secondary students in Maharashtra are promoted to the next academic class without exam. Although the exams for grades 1-8 have been canceled, the decision on grades 9 and 11 will also be made shortly.
Since the COVID-19 situation in the state of Maharashtra is very serious, the state government has decided to cancel grade level exams for primary and secondary students. Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad announced the decision today via an official tweet sent from her official account. In a short video message posted on her Twitter account, Gaikwad said: “Considering the current situation due to #Covid 19, all Maharashtra State Board students are in grades 1-8 with no next class promote exams. A decision will be made soon regarding students in grades 9 and 11. “
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With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases across the country and a very aggressive second wave in Maharashtra, several students and parents have raised concerns about the upcoming SSC and HSC 2021 exams. The 2021 SSC and HSC exams in Maharashtra are scheduled to begin on April 23, 2021. Tickets or hall tickets for the HSC exams are expected to be available today and available to students through their respective schools. Despite concerns expressed by students, the state department of education insisted that the board take all possible precautions to safely conduct the tests.