Mumbai, March 27 -- With schools and junior colleges in the state shut due to the coronavirus lockdown, students of classes 9 and 11, who are not exempt from exams, are staring at an uncertain future. Students of classes 1 to 8 won't have to give their final exams this year and would be promoted on the basis of their previous grades.

Schools stated that since the board exams started from February 18 they didn't get time to teach and syllabus for most classes is pending completion. "Most schools are centres for HSC and SSC exams. When exams begin, schools usually work half days as there is no space to accommodate the examinees along with school students. Thus, very little teaching happens during this time. While most schools usually finish ...