MUMBAI: Amid rising demand for on-line board exams or school-level assessments for courses X and XII, state board officers clarified they’re getting ready for the same old offline exams scheduled in the long run of April, contemplating the massive quantity of scholars.

Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Increased Secondary Schooling has greater than 30 lakh college students who will seem for his or her HSC and SSC exams throughout the state. The state has introduced HSC and SSC exams will start on April 23 and 29, respectively.

Following the rise in Covid-19 circumstances within the state and the delayed reopening of faculties within the Mumbai Metropolitan Area, although, academics and fogeys had demanded the board take into account a web-based format for the exams or enable colleges to conduct these at their stage.

Varsha Gaikwad, minister for college schooling, informed media individuals how holding a web-based examination is troublesome throughout the state concurrently at a selected time. Whereas citing a number of causes, the minister mentioned the board is getting ready for offline exams. Contemplating the massive variety of college students, it’s troublesome to conduct on-line exams at a time throughout the state and will result in an extra delay in beginning a brand new tutorial 12 months. Gaikwad added it won’t be attainable to carry on-line exams earlier than September 2021, in case it decides on that format.

Dinkar Patil, chairperson of the state board, too, mentioned a web-based format may not be possible for its massive variety of college students and their demographics. “Quite a lot of our college students are in rural components of the state, making it almost not possible for us to conduct a web-based examination. We’re nonetheless two months away and hope the scenario round Covid-19 will enhance. In the meantime, now we have began preparation for the offline examinations and can take measures to make sure that college students’ security is our prime precedence,” he mentioned.

Patil added college students should not consider any rumours about exams and watch for directions from their faculty or the board. “There are a variety of rumours concerning the format of the exams however college students should concentrate on finding out proper now. Nearer to the examination dates, we are going to assessment the Covid-19 scenario and make acceptable modifications to the format and challenge tips,” he mentioned.


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