Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) announced the assessment methodology to be used to evaluate the Class 10 students earlier this week. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state authorities have cancelled the class 10 board exams and have created an alternate method to evaluate students. Based on this evaluation, the class 10 board results are expected to come out by end of June 2021. However, those students who are not satisfied by their results can appear for the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted later for seeing FYJC admission in state colleges.
The Maharashtra Education Minister, Varsha Gaikwad, announced yesterday that class 10 students shall be evaluated based on the exams conducted in Class 9 and 10 (internal marks). The state is also attempting to declare the results by the end of June 2021 to not create any delay in the admission process for the academic year 2021-22.
According to the assessment methodology, students shall be awarded marks out of 100 in each subject. Out of 100 marks, 30 marks shall be based on the class 10 year-long performance while 20 marks shall be based on homework, orals or practical exams during that year. The remaining 50 marks shall be based on Class 9. Thus, the final evaluation shall give equal weightage to both Class 9 and 10.
What is ‘Optional CET’ for 10th students?
An optional CET is proposed for students who will not be satisfied with their class 10th results based on 9th and 10th assessments
Additionally, a CET shall be conducted for FYJC admissions. Students have to choose to appear for the CET exam which shall cover the SSC syllabus. The paper shall contain multiple-choice questions (MCQs) for a total of 100 marks. Students shall get a duration of 2 hours to complete the paper.
According to authorities, students appearing for the entrance exam shall be given priority during the FYJC admission process. In case of vacant seats, students who do not attempt the test shall be considered for admission. Their admission shall be done based on their Class 10 evaluation.
The MSBSHSE is expected to release the official timetable for the evaluation process for all schools within the state. Furthermore, the board shall also disclose the evaluation pattern for external students, students attempting few subjects and repeaters.
To ensure that the assessment is fair and accurate, a seven-member committee chaired by the committee shall be established in each school. This committee shall overlook the assessment process to curate SSC results. A disciplinary action shall be taken against any school found resorting to malpractice.