Maharashtra SSC Board Exam 2020 Cancelled amid Coronavirus Lockdown

13th April 2020

 

Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has decided to cancel the last pending paper of Xth standard (SSC) students. The decision was confirmed by Maharashtra State Education Minister Ms. Varsha Gaikwad on Sunday, 12th April 2020. The last pending papers of Geography and Vocational courses have been finally cancelled due to further extension of lockdown in the state of Maharashtra amid coronavirus outbreak.

The officials had postponed the paper before however, the step to cancel the examination was taken after the state government further extended the lockdown. The SSC board students will be graded as per revised marking scheme set by Maharashtra SSC board for the cancelled papers.

What Next?

  1. How will marks for cancelled paper of SSC exam be calculated?
    Marks of students will be calculated based on revised grading system of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. However, the Maharashtra board authorities have yet not confirmed on the revised marking system for SSC exam.
  2. How will students from class IX and XI be promoted?
    Students from class IX and XI will be promoted to class X (10th/SSC) and XII (12th/HSC) on the basis of the first semester exam, internal exam results and practicals.
  3. What is the new date of JEE and other entrance exams?
    JEE (Main) examination scheduled in the month of April 2020 has postponed to the last week of May 2020. Exact date will be announced after assessing the situation at that time. Follow their official website for more updates on entrance exam date.
  4. When will colleges reopen?
    Government of Maharashtra has ordered all schools and colleges to remain shut until further notice. Schools and Colleges are expected to remain shut for students for few more weeks even after the lockdown is over.
  5. When will the admission process start?
    In most of the colleges, the admission process will start once the SSC/HSC results are out. However, the application process has started in a few institutes.
  6. On what basis will the admission be considered?
    The admissions will be considered on basis of SSC marks obtained as per revised marking scheme of Maharashtra SSC Board for cancelled exam.
  7. When will the academic year of 2020-21 begin?
    There is yet no information regarding dates for result declaration and entrance exams. Hence, the start of academic year 2020-21 is expected to delay.

A Way Ahead for Education Institutes in India

A few colleges have initiated to develop content to be delivered online. Online/distance education has become the need of time and many higher education institutes have started to move towards it. This will ensure uninterrupted learning for students irrespective of the situation in the future.

The lockdown situation due to coronavirus outbreak has brought the entire world to a standstill but RAGC has ensured delivery of lectures with its online learning. The video lectures are supported by online tests and assignments to understand the adaptability of every student. RAGC is using Augmented Reality (AR) in it’s online teaching methodology to demonstrate the activities to substitute the practical learning. Recent feedback survey with students shows that more than 82% of those engaged in this learning process are satisfied with the content and the delivery method.