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Maharashtra SSC Exams 2021 Cancelled, New Criteria for final evaluation


Maharashtra SSC Exams 2021 Cancelled, New Criteria for final evaluation

State School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad issued new guidelines for new criteria for final evaluation.

By Topperlearning Expert 01st Jun, 2021 12:34 pm

Maharashtra State Government took a major step for Class 10 students. It declared SSC Class 10 board examinations cancelled amidst rising Covid-19 cases. The exams were scheduled to take place in March 2021 but were cancelled due to the pandemic. There are almost 16 lakh students who were to take the exams. In such times conducting an offline exam would have risked the health of not only students but also teachers. As a result,  State School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad addressed a press conference declaring the cancellation of exams.

Considering the present situation, it is a wise call as the government is trying to reduce people gathering activities in the largest possible ways. Though this indeed is a cautious decision that has made all the SSC students rejoice, the question of their evaluation pertains.

How will the students be assessed to move to higher grades?

●       All the students who were to appear for Class 10 (Secondary School Certificate- SSC) exams will be promoted to Class 11.

●       These students will be assessed on the basis of their performances during Class 10 and Class 9.

●       Schools will take an internal assessment for all the students to finalise their scores.

●       The results will be announced by the end of June 2021.

The next question that arrives in our minds would be on how would this internal assessment take place?

●       Each subject is allotted 100 marks.

●       These marks are divided into categories. Thirty marks for the written evaluation in Class 10; 20 marks for oral exam, practical and homework, and 50 per cent marks for Class 9 performance.

Some of the students might not agree with this way of evaluation. For the entire year, students haven't attended offline classes. Online sessions were a new technique for not only to the students but also their family members. As a result, some students would want to take the examination. There is a provision for such a case too as mentioned by  State School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad. 

What is this provision?

●       The state government will conduct a common entrance test (CET) for admission to Class 11 once the situation is normal.

●       It is optional for the students. If students are not satisfied with the assessment done by the school, they are free to take CET.

●       It is a two-hour test based on the syllabus of SSC Class 10.

●       Students with CET scores will be given priority in college admissions for Class 11.

●       The remaining seats in schools and colleges after giving preference to students with CET scores will be given to students with internal assessment scores

●       All the students will be passed altogether.

This seems to be a fair chance for all the students as they have an option of giving two examinations. Taking into reference the current conditions, this is the best alternative offered by the government for the benefit of the students.

Students can now decide which option to choose at an individual level. We hope this has cooled down the heat for students.

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