Maharashtra 10th, 12th supplementary 2020: Education branch likely to put back exams – education

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Maharashtra 10th, 12th supplementary 2020: With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the state and the resultant lockdown, the state education branch is likely to push the supplementary exams for Class 10 and 12 students to November. While the branch is yet to get a hold of a circular in that effect, officials said that a postponement is likely.

“While the earlier plan was once to conduct these exams in the month of October, it is being reconsidered in view of the ongoing pandemic. With cases in the state growing, it is probably not secure to conduct the exams soon. Discussions are on to see whether they may be able to be conducted post Diwali break in November,” said an official from the education branch.

In August, as per a letter sent to the secretaries of the entire divisional boards, the Maharashtra State Board has proposed the supplementary exams from October 6 to 23. The proposed schedule for conducting the class 12 exam was once October 6 to 29. Alternatively, till date, the board has not made any official announcement in the issue. “A decision in this regard will be announced soon,” said a board official.

Once a year, the state board allows students who have failed to lucid their board exams to seem for the supplementary exams which are held in July. The result of these exams are declared in August and students who pass can sign up for junior colleges in the same academic year. The move is to be sure that students do not lose out a year. Alternatively, this year because of the delay in declaring board results because of the Covid-19 situation, these exams have not been announced so far.

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