“For a fair and unbiased glimpse of the student’s performance, his/her marks in the college-based assessment in class 12th and 11th and the three best-performing subjects in the 10th board examination will be considered,” he said.
Mumbai. The Maharashtra government has announced a policy of allotment of marks for class 12 students after the state board exams that were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. State School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has announced this. He said that to evaluate the performance of a student, his/her marks in the college-based assessment in the internal examinations of classes 11th and 12th and the average of the three best performing subjects in the board examinations of class 10th would be considered.
Gaikwad said in a statement, “After several stages of consultations with various stakeholders, we have finalized the method of assessment and formulated a policy for calculation of marks for Board of Higher Secondary Education students of class 12th. In view of the global pandemic situation, the state board has been permitted to pass all the students.”
The minister said that 40 percent weightage will be given to theory papers of one or more class 12th (unit test/first semester exam/practice test) for theory part, while class 11th final exam and three best performance will be given 40 percent weightage. The weightage of average marks of 10th class theory papers will be 30-30 percent.
Gaikwad said that the overall assessment would be a measure of the performance of the students in theory papers and oral/practical/internal assessment. The marks of oral/practical/internal assessment will be on the actual basis as per the prevailing policy of the Board.
“Obviously it will be an ad-hoc arrangement but it is an attempt to maintain the spirit of continuous evaluation using credible data points. It also provides some glimpse of ‘normal time’ through calculation of marks for class 10th, class 11th based on assessment to be done during the pre-Covid period.”