Maharashtra Class 10 Boards: Reduction of extra marks for students excelling in art and culture

first_imgClass 10 students in Maharashtra excelling in arts and culture will now be able to earn only upto 15 marks instead of 25 as per the state government’s revised rules. The state government has also done away with the two per cent reservation that the students, who got the extra marks could avail in the first year junior college admissions.In addition to the marks doled out for participation in sports, for the first time in March 2017, additional marks were given for art and cultural activities for Class 10 students. This system resulted into around 81,000 SSC students in the state benefiting in the first year.As many as 193 students received 100 per cent marks in the exam, thanks to the extra marks.(Read: Class 10, 12 board exams 2018: Likely to be delayed in these four states)After the results were out, the principals of several schools admitted that the extra marks provision for arts and culture led to the students getting high score. Against this backdrop, the education department of the Maharashtra government issued a GR on Friday, revising the rules for awarding additional marks to SSC students.From the year 2018, this new decision will come into effect.With inputs from PTIRead: Special need children to get free education up to age 18: HRD Ministry Read: Padmavati to be part of school syllabus from next year: MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhanlast_img read more