Relief For SSC Students as Maharashtra Government Re-Introduces Internal Assessment Marks For Grade 9 and 10

The internal assessment marks were withdrawn from the academic year 2018/19 and will be re-introduced from the next academic year.


In a Government Resolution that was released on Thursday, August 8, Maharashtra Government has stated that the internal assessment or oral examination marks that were withdrawn for the academic year 2018/19 will be re-introduced from the next academic year. 

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The internal assessment marks comprised of 20 marks vivas in languages and social studies. However, for the year 2018/19, the students had to appear for a 100-marks written paper for all subjects which had drastically affected the result. The average state percentage witnessed a dip of 10 per cent and due to this, SSC students faced difficulties in getting admissions in prominent colleges as compared to their counterparts of The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students.

To solve the admission problem, Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray had met Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and they decided to increase the number of seats in colleges. However, that was a temporary solution and now that the internal assessment marks have been re-introduced, SSC students can now breathe a sigh of relief. Now the paper pattern for grade 9 and 10 will be 20-80 where they will appear for 10 marks vivas, 10 marks project which comprise the total internal assessment and appear for 80 marks written paper in all subjects. 

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