Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) students in Maharashtra will be assessed on the basis of their marks in Classes 10 and 11, and results will be declared by July 31, Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Friday. The Class 12 HSC board examinations were cancelled due to Covid-19 second wave in Maharashtra.
On Friday, the state school education department issued a government resolution (GR) announcing the assessment policy stating, “For the theory portion of Class 12 exams, 40 percent weightage will be based on marks scored in unit tests or first semester exams or practice exams of Class 12, 30 percent weightage will be given to marks scored in Class 11 and 30 percent will be based on the average of the best three performing theory papers of Class 10”.
This assessment policy has been decided after several rounds of consultations with various stakeholders. Gaikwad said, “Given the pandemic situation, the state board is permitted to pass all students. The policy is based on the evaluation method similar to the one devised by Central education boards to maintain uniformity in Class 12 results”.
The results of HSC board exams will be announced by July 31, said Gaikwad. Junior colleges and higher secondary schools have been directed by the state school education department to form a result committee headed by the college principal and comprising six teachers.
For students who are not satisfied with their final results of Class 12, there will be two opportunities available under the upgrade scheme in the adjoining examinations conducted by the state board when there is an improvement in the Covid-19 situation, Gaikwad said.
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) will organise webinars, upload FAQs and set up helplines to give colleges, teachers a detailed understanding of the evaluation process.