Maharashtra govt to issue COVID-19 guidelines for SSC and HSC examinations in next two days

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has already announced the final dates for Class 12 Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) board theory examinations from April 23 to May 21, 2021, and those for the Class 10 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) board theory examinations from April 29 to May 20, 2021.

Announcing that the guidelines will be issued shortly, ANI in a social media post said: “Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board declare exam dates for HSC and SSC 2021 in the state. SSC exams start from 29 April while HSC exams start from 23 April following COVID-19 guidelines. Guidelines to be issued in the next two days.”

Earlier, Varsha Gaikwad, state school education minister of Maharashtra, had said, “SSC and HSC board exams will be conducted offline, in compliance with the central and state government Covid-19 rules and regulations.”

The Maharashtra SCERT has also released Class 10 and Class 12 question banks to provide the board exam students an idea of the exam pattern. To compensate for the loss during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra board has reduced the syllabus of Class 10 and Class 12 by 25 percent. The students can refer to the question banks to understand the pattern of questions based on the Maharashtra board exams syllabus.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 16,620 on Wednesday, accounting for 63.21 percent of the daily new cases. It is followed by Kerala with 1,792 while Punjab reported 1,492 new cases.

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