New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: Two days after Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) cancelled their 12th board exams, Maharashtra board also decided to call off their intermediate board exams for the year 2021. 

The decision came on June 3, Thursday in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. According to PTI, a suggestion was sent to the disaster management authority in regards with cancelling the class 12th board exams in the state due to the epidemic.

Maharashtra's education minister Varsha Gaikwad said that since the coronavirus has hit the state hard, the health of the students is the most important thing for the state government to look for. 

Earlier, the board exams were set to take place between April and May, but due to the second wave of COVID-19 the exam schedule was disturbed. On the other hand, the state had already called off the Class 10 board exams earlier.

The ones who were to appear for SSC exams will be promoted to the next class and their evaluation will be done based on the internal assessment and their performance of class 9th.

Meanwhile, the state education minister also said that the results of the Maharashtra board class 10th will be declared by the end of June. Take a look at the evaluation criteria for the SSC students

Evaluating criteria for Maharashtra board exams for class 10th

Varsha Gaikwad was quoted saying, "It has been decided to clear all the students who were to appear for the board exams. The internal assessment of students will be done on the basis of 100 marks for each subject. Thirty marks will be for the written evaluation in Class 10; 20 marks for oral exam, practicals and homework, and 50 per cent marks will be Class 9 performance."

Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court on Thursday, said examinations of Classes 10 and 12 are now being cancelled all over the country owing to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and asked if the court can interfere in such policy matters. The court asked that at a time when gatherings are being avoided due to the coronavirus situation, is it right to make children assemble at one place to take the exams.

With inputs from PTI

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal