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How sports and cultural marks will be awarded in Maharashtra Board SSC exams

Mumbai city news: For the first time, students excelling in drawing, classical and folk arts will receive 10 to 25 extra marks in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams.

education Updated: Jun 13, 2017 12:39 IST
Puja Pednekar
Puja Pednekar
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,Maharashtra SSC results,Class 10 results
The concept of assigning additional marks started with the Maharashtra government introducing marks for sports in 2011.(HT File/Picture for representation)

How will the cultural quota marks be awarded in the state board Class 10 exams?

For the first time, students excelling in drawing, classical and folk arts will receive 10 to 25 extra marks in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams.Here’s how it will be done:

Folk art

Those who have studied classical dance, drama and singing for a minimum of five years from a government-approved institution, and passed five exams in that art, will be given 15 marks.

Those passing three exams will get 10 marks. Winners of national and state-level tournaments or scholarships in these arts will be handed out a total of 25 marks. In the absence of any formal exams for folk arts, students having 50 performances to their name from Classes 8 to 10 will get 10 marks and those with 25 performances will receive five marks.

Theatre and Drawing

Students bagging the top-three positions in the state-organised children’s theatre competition in Classes 8 to 10 will receive 5 to 10 marks, depending on their rank. Child artists winning national awards for acting, anytime in their school years, between Class 1 and Class 10, will get 10 marks, while state award winners will get five marks.

Students securing A grade in the intermediate drawing exam will be award 15 marks, B and C graders will get 10 and 5 marks.

Sports

The Maharashtra state school and sports education department has relaxed the eligibility criteria for awarding the marks, making it easier to qualify for 25 marks — the highest allotted in the quota.

Under the new rules, 25 marks will be given to those participating in international tournaments, along with students ranking in the top three in national competitions. And participation in nationals or winning state-level tourneys will earn 20 marks, states a government resolution issued on Tuesday.

Last year, it was mandatory for students to win national competitions and take part in international ones to qualify for the highest marks. Similarly, students winning nationals alone got 20 marks.

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First Published: Jun 13, 2017 12:39 IST