New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The rising coronavirus cases in Maharashtra has sent everyone into panic mode. Students and parents are repeatedly requesting the government to either postpone or cancel the Maharashtra SSC, HSC Exams 2021. The exams are scheduled to held from April 23. A few days ago, students were trending #cancleboardexams2021 on Twitter. On seeing this, the state education minister Varsha Gaikwad assured the students that before the exams commence they will come up with an appropriate decision. Now, as per the latest reports, Gaikwad might announce the decision regarding board exams within a day or two.

Will Maharashtra HSC & SSC Board Exams 2021 be postponed?

After seeing a spike in coronavirus cases, there are chances state government might postpone the exams. Taking to her Twitter handle, she assured the students that the department is in continuous consultation with the teachers, students, parents and board officials. She further added, "I'd like to assure all students and their parents that your safety is our foremost priority. We are reviewing the situation, and a decision in this regard will be taken in the next few days."

Here have a look at her series of tweets:


Will Maharashtra classes 9th and 11th students be promoted?

Good news for all the students belonging to classes 9th and 11th as they have been promoted without the exams. The decision was announced by the state education minister Varsha Gaikwad.

Earlier, not denying the possibility of postponement of board exams, Maharashtra education minister Varsha Gaikwad told the Times of India, "I can’t say anything at this moment but, yes, a final decision will be taken this week itself. I will meet with various stakeholders and see what their views are about exams. Then we will have to seek the consent from chief minister’s office (CMO) as well regarding the final proposal.”

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv