Mumbai: Finally, providing an answer to the growing anxiety among students, the Maharashtra state school education department on Friday released a government resolution (GR) highlighting the assessment policy for Class 10 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) board students. This GR was much-awaited as Class 10 SSC board exams conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) have been cancelled this year due to Covid-19 situation.
According to the GR dated May 28, 2021, "Class 10 SSC board students will be awarded 50 marks per subject based on their final scores in Class 9, 30 marks based on the written examinations conducted in the entire academic year of Class 10 and 20 marks based on final viva-voce, practical exams and internal assessment of Class 10." Students will be thus assessed out of maximum 100 marks for each subject.
Varsha Gaikwad, state school education minister, said, "Final results of Class 10 fresh students will be based on subject-wise marks scored by a student in internal written evaluation conducted during the year contributing to 30 marks, 20 marks for homework, oral exam, practical, internal assignments as per board's policy and 50 marks based on final results of Class 9. We have devised separate assessment policies for repeater, private and isolated students."
In addition, any student who is not satisfied with the marks allotted through this assessment policy will have the opportunity to appear in the next couple of examinations for improvement in scores. Gaikwad said, "These exams will be conducted by the MSBSHSE board after the conditions become more conducive to hold exams."
State-board schools will have to form a result committee of seven members headed by the principal or headmaster and six teachers for the purpose of finalisation of results and safe keeping of records.
Results of over 16 lakh students of Class 10 SSC board in Maharashtra will be declared by end of June. Gaikwad said, "Schools will be given timelines for various activities to allow the SSC board to declare results by June-end. The board will organise webinars, upload FAQs and set up helplines to provide a detailed understanding of the assessment process to schools and teachers."
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