Mumbai: Finally, the assessment policy for Class 12 Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) students was released by the Maharashtra school education minister Varsha Gaikwad on Friday. Results of Class 12 HSC board students will be declared by July 31, Gaikwad said. The Class 12 HSC board examinations were cancelled due to Covid-19 second wave in Maharashtra.
On Friday, the state school education department released 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 test 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, 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".
Results of Class 12 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 of six teachers.
For students who are not satisfied with the 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 the Covid-19 situation gets back to normal, 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.'