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Maharashtra Class 10 Board Exam cancelled amid COVID-19 surge

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Mumbai, Apr 20: Maharashtra has cancelled the Class 10 board exams amid COVID-19. Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has announced that the state has decided to cancel the Class 10 board exams as the health and safety of students and teachers is their top priority.

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In a televised message, she said, The (Class X board) exam is cancelled. However, to bring parity across various higher secondary education boards, including of Maharashtra as well as central and international boards, a meeting (of stakeholders) will be called to finalise a roadmap."

Marks will be given to students based on internal assessment, but a process for the same is yet be decided, Gaikwad said.

There is no decision as of now on how marks will be given to students who will be applying for Class 11 admission in various junior colleges.

"A decision on marking system will be finalised only after discussing the issue with various stakeholders, Gaikwad said after attending the cabinet meeting.

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