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Covid-19: Final exams for Classes 1 to 8 cancelled in Maha

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Maharashtra Government on

Friday cancelled the final examinations of Classes 1 to 8, while those of Classes 9 and 11 will be held after April 15, in light of the coronavirus outbreak in the state.

School Minister Varsha Gaikwad said the decision will be applicable to students of the state's Secondary School Certificate (SSC) board only.

The examinations of Classes 9 and 11 will be conducted after April 15, she said.

Students from classes 1 to 8 will be promoted to higher classes based on their aggregate marks during the year, the minister added.

Maharashtra has recorded 52 positive Covid-19 cases, the highest in the country so far.

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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 16:18 IST