Due to the corona virus outbreak through the country, the Indian government urged the state authorities to shut down schools and offices for a few days. After the closure of schools for the past few days, the Maharashtra government has decided to cancel class 1st to 8th exams. Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad, in a press conference, has said that “all exams from class 1 to 8 stands cancelled and all the students will be promoted to next classes without exam”.
It is to be noted that classes 1st to 8th are cancelled, however, for 9th and 11th standard, the exams are going to be conducted from April 15.
Reason to Promote Class 1-8 Students to Next Class
Amid Coronavirus outbreak, the schools are closed and looking at the situation presently, it is expected that it wil take some time for the situation to get better. One of the valid reason for promoting the classes 1-8th students to next class is that there is a rule that students will get promoted to the next standard even if they are failing. This rule is applicable for only classes 1st to 8th only.
Which Other Maharashtra Exams 2020 Have been Postponed?
After announcing that Maharashtra SSC exam 2020 will not be postponed and will be conducted as per the schedule, the state education minister has now announced that the exam has been postponed due to COVID-19 scare. For Maharashtra class 10th, only one exam was left, i.e for Geography on March 23, 2020. As a precautionary measure, the students were allowed to carry hand sanitizers and masks along with them to the exam hall.
Nearly 17 lakh students are appearing for SSC exams this year. The revised dates for exam postponed on March 23 will be announced soon by the Maharashtra board.
Apart from Maharashtra board, other states like Haryana, Rajasthan, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Telangana have postponed their exams till March 31.
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