Updated: July 31, 2021 6:59:50 am
Even as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared Class 12 results on Friday, there was still no official announcement from the Maharashtra state education board on the confirmed date for declaration of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), or Class 12 results of the state board, leading to anxiety among students.
Meanwhile, speculations and social media messages kept students on their toes. Relatives of a few students from Mumbai claimed that the board website had displayed the results on Friday around 1 pm, but then shut down abruptly. They even shared a few screenshots, which they claimed were of HSC results, but when The Indian Express tried to confirm the same on the website, it could not be verified.
Dinkar Patil, chairman of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), had confirmed a day earlier that the results will not be declared on Friday.
Stating that there has been some delay and difficulty in processing the results due to the sudden floods and excessive rainfall in parts of the state, Patil had said that the board was hoping to declare the results at the earliest. The Supreme Court had recently directed all state boards to declare Class 12 results by July 31.
Meanwhile, the images circulated by relatives show students as having passed exams but no further data on subject-wise marks is displayed. The messages led to more confusion among students, who questioned how some students were able to access their results and others were not.
“I don’t know how this happened but my sister-in-law got a link of the board website from the school and around 1 pm, when a few of the students logged in, they could see their result as passed but no further data was available… and then it shut down. Since we had read the news that results are not being declared today, it created a lot of confusion,” said a family member of one of the students.
However, Patil said these images were not authentic. “Every year, the board has to deal with these elements… we don’t know who does this and why but it creates a lot of panic among students. There is no such thing, no results were declared. I want to reiterate that the board will declare a day in advance before the results are announced, and the link will be open to all candidates at the same time,” he said.
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