Students who took their Maharashtra SSC (Class 10) examinations this year will be given average scores for the Geography paper. The Geography paper, which was the last of the lot in SSC examination, was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. To arrive at a score for the paper, performance in the other papers will be considered to draw an average score.
“The committee which was constituted to take a decision on the issue has decided to allot average scores to students for the Geography paper. The board will come up with a detailed statement by evening,” said Shakuntala Kale, chairperson of the Maharashtra State Board.
When the education department cancelled the Geography paper for the SSC examination, the news came as a huge relief to almost 1.7 million students in Maharashtra. The test was supposed to have been given on 23 March but was cancelled due to the pandemic. The papers for vocational subjects, that are offered to Children with Special Needs, have also been annulled.
An official from the education department has said that the results of the SSC and HSC examinations are likely to be announced by the second week of June.