In a recent meeting, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad, have decided to postponed Maharashtra Board Exams 2021. Earlier, the class 10th board exams were going to start from April 30 and class 12th exams were scheduled to start from April 23. However, in the past few days, students have been requesting the board officials to postpone the examination as the second wave of COVID-19 is at peak and the situation is getting worse every day.
As far as the new exam dates are concerned, the class 10 examinations will be held in the month of June, whereas the class 12 exams will be conducted in May. The board is still deciding on the new exam dates and the revised timetable will be soon provided to the students for download by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) online at its official website, mahahsscboard.in and mahasscboard.in.
State school education minister Varsha Gaikwad, in her tweet said that “Given the current COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra state, it has been decided to postpone state board exams for class 10th & 12th. There is no doubt that the present circumstances are not conducive for holding exams and student’s health is our priority.”
She also added that the decision to postpone these exams has been taken after consultation with education stakeholders, representatives of political parties, and others.
Earlier, the Maharashtra board released the HSC hall ticket under School Login. Students had to collect their hall ticket for the board examination from their respective schools. Furthermore, for classes 1 to 9 and 11, Maharashtra has already announced promotions o the students without holding the examinations.
Maharashtra is the worst affected state with COVID-19. As per the official figures, on Sunday alone, Maharashtra recorded 63,294 new cases of coronavirus, its highest single-day rise since the pandemic broke out, which has further pushed the caseload to 34,07,245.