Maharashtra SSC Exam 2020 Cancelled: According to the latest reports, the Maharashtra State Government has decided to cancel the remaining papers of Maharashtra SSC Board Exam 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impending lockdown. The news was confirmed by the Maharashtra State Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad, who confirmed that the last pending paper for SSC Exam 2020 has been cancelled by the state government. The decision has been taken looking at the current prevailing situation in the state with regards to the Coronavirus infection. Along with Maharashtra SSC exam 2020, the state government has also decided to cancel exams for 9th and 11th Class students and will be promoting students directly to the next grade.
Decision Announced by Education Minister
The decision about cancellation of pending papers for SSC Exam 2020 and all second semester exams for 9th and 11th Class students was announced by State Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad. Ms Gaikwad took to twitter to announce a decision and uploaded a video from her official account confirming the development. In her video message, she also mentioned that the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education, Pune, will take a final decision about the marking scheme for the cancelled paper and inform the students accordingly. Students can hear the complete message from education minister announcing the cancellation of exam below:
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, weÃ¢??ve decided to cancel the second semester examinations for grade 9th & 11th. Also, weÃ¢??ve decided to cancel the last examination which was unresolved for grade 10th. @CMOMaharashtra @INCIndia @RahulGandhi @SATAVRAJEEV pic.twitter.com/ShJ18C2ccB— Varsha Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) April 12, 2020
SSC Exam 2020 for Geography Cancelled
Going by the official updates, the final paper for Maharashtra SSC Exam 2020 for 10th Class students has been cancelled by the board. The final paper of Geography subject which was for 40 marks has been cancelled and students will now not have to appear for the same. Earlier, the paper was scheduled to be held on 23rd March 2020, but since then has been postponed twice due to coronavirus lockdown. In addition to the final paper of Geography, all the pending exams for work experience related subjects for vocational students of SSC class also stand cancelled due to COVID-19 lockdown.