Manasi Saraf Joshi
Pune, 28th May 2021: After the Bombay High Court reprimanded Maharashtra State Government for the delay in declaring the decision regarding the evaluation of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) students, the government today declared the evaluation pattern for class 10th students.
At the same time, the state decided to conduct Common Entrance Test (CET) for class 11 admission which will be based on standard 10th evaluation. The State issued a Government Resolution (GR) on Friday after a marathon cabinet meeting.
Minutes of the meeting
• The unprecedented rise in the Covid-19 cases in March 2021, keeping the health of the students, parents and related people at a high priority State government cancelled SSC examination and decided to promote all the students to next class
• So far as many as 24 meetings were conducted to decide the evaluation pattern as well as the admission process to be implemented for class 11
• After these many meetings with various shareholders like experts, principals, teachers, local representatives, parents, various organisations, technical companies it was decided to promote the students
Evaluation process for SSC students
• 30 marks for internal written assessment of the student
• 20 marks for practical/0ral/homework
• 50% marks of the student to be considered as per standard 9th and 50% marks as per standard 10
“Students who will not be satisfied with their evaluation can appear for Class Improvement Scheme once the Covid-19 situation will be normalised. Similarly, the students will have the chance to appear for the next two examinations”, said State School Education minister Varsha Gaikwad.
She added, “A panel of seven teachers will be appointed on school level for declaration of the results. The report made by them will be audited by the school education department officers. If any of the evaluation reports found to be tampered with, action will be taken against them”.
• The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will have to declare the results by end of June 2021. State will soon issue a time-table for the evaluation process
• State also has decided a policy for the Repeater students as well as the private students who were to be appeared through Form No. 17 and those who appeared with a limited number of subjects
• The students right for Class Improvement will remain intact. They can appear for next two examinations for the same
Mixed reaction from teachers and parents
Meanwhile, the evaluation decision and CET for class 11 evoked mixed reactions from the parents and teachers in the state.
Meenal Bhaviskar, a parent said, “My daughter has always been a topper in the school. She started preparing for the SSC examination in April 2020. And with this evaluation process, she feels that she has been cheated.”
Avinash Mohite, a teacher with a rural school said, “This is a welcome decision as students from the rural area could not attend the school online or offline for the majority period last year. But it will help the girls from the rural area to continue with their education which otherwise would have stopped due to Covid-19.”