Mumbai: On Wednesday, more than 3,000 students appeared for the Goa Board’s Class 12 Marathi examination, which was postponed after the outbreak of COVID-19.
Board President Ramakrishna Samant said that the social distinction criteria were followed while conducting the examination.
He said that the students were asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the examination hall and it was mandatory for them to wear masks.
“A total of 3,823 students were eligible to appear in the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examination today,” said Samant.
He said that the examination was kept hassle-free and almost all the students appeared for it.
According to some photographs released by the state government, the students maintained social disturbances and worn masks in the examination hall.
The HSSC Marathi examination was earlier scheduled to be held on March 20, but the COVID-19 was postponed in the wake of the crisis.
Since the state was declared a green zone on May 1, after all, seven COVID-19 patients were already recovered, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said earlier this month that the third phase of the lockdown ended on May 17. After this, there will be HSSC and SSC exams.
The State Board accordingly announced that the HSSC examinations will be held from May 20 to May 22 (two pending papers), while SSC (Class 10) examinations for all papers will be held from May 21.
However, since last week, coronovirus cases were re-detected in the state. As of now, there are 41 active COVID-19 cases in the coastal state.