Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education is planning to conduct the supplementary exams for class X and XII in the month of November-December. The official datesheet for Maharashtra board supplementary exam has not yet been released, however, it will be released soon for the students online at the board’s official website.
Generally, the supplementary exams for Maharashtra board class 10th and 12 are held in July and August after the declaration of board exam results. However, these exams have been put on hold due to COPVID-19 pandemic. The state has been recorded the maximum number of cases and is one of the worst-hit states for coronavirus infection.
The board on Monday also announced that those students who find it difficult to appear for the exams in November and December can again for the supplementary exam in February and March, 2021. Hence, they can appear for the exam again with the main examination which are conducted in the month of February onwards.
In order to appear for the supplementary exam, students will need to fill their forms online on the mahasscboard.in portal. They will need to submit their applications to their respective schools or junior colleges between October 20 and 29. To submit the form,. students will need to pay a required amount of application fee.
Furthermore, several teachers in Maharashtra have requested the state education department to consider postponing class 10 and 12 board examinations for the current academic year (2020-21) as the academic calendar has been disturbed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the resultant lockdown.
While many schools in the states have begun to operate online in June, however, there are several teachers who are worried that the students might not be able to prepare for the board exams if it is conducted as per the schedule. Delhi govt also wrote to CBSE to consider postponing board examinations from March to May. This year, both students and teachers are under a lot of stress as online learning is still not at par with physical classes. Hence, pushing the board exams will give students some more time to prepare.