Source: NDTV Education
Due to rising COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has canceled final exams for Classes 9 and 11. The Maharashtra State Education Board will be giving automatic promotion to the students for the academic session 2021-22. It is difficult to conduct offline exams for school students and this decision has been taken due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the state.
“Considering the current situation in COVID-19 and in the interest of the students, the school education department has decided to give full promotion to the students of 9th and 11th standard in the schools affiliated to the state board,” said Maharashtra State Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad
"Given the ongoing situation due to Covid-19, all state board students across Maharashtra state from Class 1 to Class 8 will be promoted to the next class without any examinations", Gaikwad said.
However, Classes 10, 12 board exams in Maharashtra will be held as per schedule. The government had earlier announced there will be no practical exams for Class 10 students.
The School Education Minister had previously said, “Conducting practical’s in school has been tough this year and therefore we have decided that students need to be given a concession here. That is why; to start with, we have decided to do away with science practical exams for SSC, replacing them with internal assignments,”