As per the latest media reports, the education minister is likely to postpone Maharashtra 10th, 12th Supplementary exams 2020 due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state. Maharashtra is one of the worst-hit states in India for COVID-19. The state alone has 1.22M coronavirus cases.
In August, as per a letter sent to the secretaries of all the divisional boards, the Maharashtra State Board proposed the supplementary exams to be held from October 6 to 23. It is proposed that the class 12th supplementary exam can be conducted from October 6 to 29. However, to date, there has been no official announcement by the board for this issue. One of the Maharashtra board officials said that ‘a decision in this regard is expected soon’.
According to the board official, the earlier plan was to conduct Maharashtra 10th, 12th exams 2020 in the month of October. However, now, the officials are not too confident of conducting these exams in this pandemic situation. As the state is struggling to fight the pandemic, it will not be safe to conduct the examination and put the students at risk. The education department also hinted that discussions are open to see if they can be conducted post Diwali break in November.
Generally, the board conducts the supplementary exam in the month of June. It is conducted to give the students who failed in one or two subjects a chance to pass the examination. After this, the board declares the supplementary result in the month of August and the students who pass can join junior colleges in the same academic year.
In order to apply for the Maharashtra supplementary exam, students need to apply online at mahahsscboard.in. They need to fill in necessary details in the compartment form and pay the required amount of application fee. The application is to be submitted before the last date. Once the application process is over, the board releases the time table. On the day of the exam, candidates need to carry a hard copy of the admit card along with the necessary items.
In Maharashtra SSC exam 2020, a total of 95.30 per cent students qualified for higher education. Whereas, in the case of Maharashtra HSC exam 2020, a total of 1281712 students passed and the pass percentage stood at 90.66 per cent. A student should secure at least 35 per cent marks in each subject to qualify the state SSC and HSC exams. Those who pass the exams will be issued with the original mark sheet, which needs to be collected by the students from their respective schools, once their schools get reopened.