The Maharashtra State Examination Council's Class V and VIII Scholarship Examinations were to be held on 23rd May 2021. However, on the backdrop of corona, there was an atmosphere of confusion among the student parents as to whether the examinations for vocational courses, including various entrance examinations, would be held in the country. Meanwhile, in view of the increasing prevalence of Coronavirus and for the safety of students, it has been decided to postpone the exam.
School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad tweeted in this regard,"Given the prevailing Coronavirus pandemic, Maharashtra State Council of Examination's Pre-Upper Primary Scholarship (Class V) & Pre-Secondary Scholarship (Class VIII) examinations scheduled to be held on May 23, 2021 have been postponed till further notice. Across the state, 47,612 schools have registered for the exams while a total of 6,32,478 students have applied. 3,88,335 class V & 2,44,143 class VIII have applied for the exams. Health & safety of our students is of utmost importance for us."
The State Examination Council conducts the Scholarship Examination every year between January and February under normal circumstances for the students of Class V and VIII. This year the exam was to be held on April 25. However, in view of the growing prevalence of corona, it was postponed to May 23. The examination was to be held for the eighth time at 761 examination centers in 37 districts of the state. Admission cards of the students appearing for the exams were also made available to the schools on their login on the council's website. The Class V and VIII Scholarship examinations were to be held on the same day in all the districts of the State.
Across the state, 47,612 schools have registered for the exams while a total of 6,32,478 students have applied. 3,88,335 class V & 2,44,143 class VIII have applied for the exams. Health & safety of our students is of utmost importance for us.— Varsha Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) May 10, 2021