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Will Maharashtra govt hold HSC exam? Here's what CM Uddhav Thackeray has to say about Class 12 board exam

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Monday, May 31, 2021, 10:27 AM IST

Will Maharashtra govt hold HSC exam? Here's what CM Uddhav Thackeray has to say about Class 12 board exam | Twitter/@OfficeofUT
Will Maharashtra govt hold HSC exam? Here's what CM Uddhav Thackeray has to say about Class 12 board exam | Twitter/@OfficeofUT
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In the wake of the rising COVID-19 case in the state, Maharashtra cancelled the Class 10 board exam and postponed the Class 12 exam. While the government has announced the policy for the tabulation of marks for Class 10, it has not come up with any specific update on the Class 12 board exam.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday addressed the state. During the speech, Thackeray demanded a uniform education policy in the country and stressed the need for revolutionary decisions in the field of education in view of the pandemic.

"Education policy should be uniform for the country, especially for examinations that impact the future of students like Class 12. We have decided to cancel the Class 10 exams and will soon take a decision on the Class 12 exams. But I would appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take a call on having a uniform policy in the education sector," he said.

The CBSE has already cancelled class 10 Board exams and announced an alternative marking policy.

There is a broad consensus among states about conducting class 12 Board exams and an "informed, collaborative" decision will be taken by June 1, the minister had said recently.

The Supreme Court will today hear the plea seeking directions to the Centre, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) to cancel the CBSE, ICSE Class 12 examinations.

The plea contended that notifications issued by CBSE and ICSE deferring the exams to an unspecified date should be quashed, adding that students cannot be subjected to suffer uncertainty amid an unprecedented public health crisis.

The Ministry of Education had recently sought detailed suggestions from the states and Union Territories till May 25 on the proposals discussed in a high-level meeting held on the issue.

The CBSE has proposed conducting the exams between July 15-August 26 and the result to be declared in September.

The board also proposed two options: conducting regular exams for 19 major subjects at notified centres or conducting shorter duration exams at respective schools where students are enrolled.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published on: Monday, May 31, 2021, 10:27 AM IST