New Delhi (NVI): Maharashtra government today cancelled state board exams for classes 1 to 8 and announced to promote all students to the next level.
School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad made the announcement on Twitter and said, “In view of the ongoing situation due to COVID-19, all state board students across Maharashtra state from Class 1st to Class 8th will be promoted to the next class without any examinations.”
📢 Announcement: In view of the ongoing situation due to #Covid 19, all state board students across Maharashtra state from Class 1st to Class 8th will be promoted to the next class without any examinations. A decision regarding students of class 9th and 11th will soon be taken. pic.twitter.com/3eA5hvQUG5
— Varsha Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) April 3, 2021
However, the minister added that a decision is pending on conducting exams for the students in Class IX and Class XI and is expected soon.
Meanwhile, the exams for classes 10th and 12th will be held as per schedule.
The state board has offered several relaxations as exams are being held in offline mode. The exam will be held on a curtailed syllabus.