Maharashtra Secondary School Certificate (SSC or Class 10) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC or Class 12) board exam dates were on Thursday announced by State School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad.
The written exams of the state board’s Class 12 will be held from April 23to May 29, and of Class 10 from April 29 to May 31.
The exams are usually held in February and March, which have to be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Talking to reporters, Gaikwad said the practical exams for Class 12 will be held between April 1 and 22, and for Class 10 between April 9 and 28.
”The written exams for Class 12 will be held between April 23 and May 29, and for Class 10 between April 29 and May 31. We are trying to declare the results of Classes 12 and 10by July-end and August-end, respectively,” the minister said.
The state has already reduced the syllabus by 25 percent so that it will not be a burden for students, she said.
To a query, Gaikwad said around 38 percent of students were attending classes in schools, as on January 18.
Schools and junior colleges for Classes 9 to 12 had reopened in parts of the state earlier this month based on the COVID-19 situation in respective areas.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on Thursday with the addition of 2,886 fresh cases, said a state health department official. With the new cases, Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally rose to 20,00,878. While the state-reported 52 more deaths due to the infection, taking the fatality count to 50,634, added health minister.