Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaekwad on Thursday declared the dates for this year’s Class X, Class XII and state board examinations.
The written exams for Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) will be conducted from April 23 to May 29, while the examinations for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) will be held between April 29 and May 31. The exams will be conducted in compliance with Covid-19 norms, said the minister.
Results for the SSC exams are expected to be announced in the last week of August, while results of the HSC exams are likely to be announced in the last week of July.
Generally, the board examinations take place between February and March every year, but owing to the pandemic, schools remained shut for months last year.
Schools in Maharashtra reopened on January 4 with resumption of only Classes IX to XII. So far, 95 percent schools have reopened in the state with over 38 percent students in classrooms.
The SSC exams will be conducted over a period of 33 days, from April 29 to May 31. Practical, oral and internal exams will be held between May 28 and June 3. Exams for work training subject exams for the specially-abled will take place from May 28 to June 9.
HSC written exams will take place from April 23 to May 29. Online exams of information technology and general knowledge will be conducted between May 27 and June 5. Practical, oral and internal exams will be held between May 27 and June 5.