The Maharashtra Government on Wednesday has chosen not to hold re-examination in October for those failed in 10th and 12 standard examinations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Minister of School Education Varsha Gaikwad said the re-examination can be conducted either in November or December. Gaikwad’s declaration could be a major help for more than 1.25 lakh students who failed the 10th exam whereas 1.80 lakh in the 12th exam held in February and March.

Of the total 14, 20, 575 students from the nine divisional boards of Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nashik, Latur, and Konkan had enlisted for the Standard 12th examination. Of these, 14, 13, 687 students qualified for the exam. Out of which 12, 81, 712 students have passed and the result rate is 90.66 percent. In the case of 10th standard exams, a total of 5,39,373 students have secured first division with merit. A add up to of 5,50,809 students have to begin with division, 3,30,588 students have second division, and 80,334 have third division. A total of 93.32% of students passed the examination.

But they can get more time to consider and clear their exams considering the present coronavirus pandemic. Gaikwad admitted that usually the re-examination of the students who failed in the exams held in February-March is conducted in the month of October. ‘’However, due to the Corona crisis this year, the October exam has been postponed. The re-examination is likely to take place in November or December,’’ she said.

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Gaikwad educated that there were some students who have received ATKT. “ Tenth standard ATKT students are allowed admission within the eleventh standard. In any case, we are considering re-examination as an opportunity for both those who could not clear the exams conjointly for the ATKT students”, said the minister.