Maharashtra HSC board exams postponed after question papers get destroyed in fire

Media reports have claimed that the questionnaires of several subjects of class 12 (HSC) Maharashtra board exams were burned in a recent fire on Wednesday morning after the truck carrying them caught fire in Ahmednagar district. Due to this sudden tragedy, the exams have been postponed for a month.

So the exams that were supposed to take place on March 5 and March 7 will now be held on April 5 and April 7, 2022. These exams are Hindi, German, Japanese, Chinese and Persian language exams, which were scheduled for March 5. Exams for Marathi, Gujarati , Kannada, Sindhi, Arabic, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, French, Spanish and Pali were scheduled for March 7. These exams will now be held on April 5 and 7, respectively.

“The truck that caught fire was carrying papers from exams to be held on March 5 and 7, and as the confidentiality of these papers has been compromised, we have decided to reschedule these exams. According to protocol, these papers must be reset and reprinted for all nine divisions,” MSBSHSE chairman Sharad Gosavi was quoted as saying by PTI.

It is believed that the truck carrying the question papers caught fire on Wednesday morning near Sangamner ghat in Ahmednagar district. While the driver and others in the truck were able to jump out, they were unable to salvage the boxes containing the question papers. All the exam papers were from the Pune division and were transported to the city.

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