With sudden demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar this evening, the Goa Board HSSC or Class 12 examinations scheduled for Monday, March 18, has been postponed, according to reports. The Goa Board HSSC Exam, which started on February 28 for class 12 students, is scheduled to end on March 26.
Going by the Goa Board HSSC Exam time table, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) was scheduled to conduct the Banking(601), Logic(552), Computer Science(705), and Co-operation(651) examinations on March 18. With the Government of India announcing national mourning on Monday, authorities have decided to postpone all the examinations scheduled for the day.
A Home Ministry spokesperson said the national flag will fly at half-mast in the national capital, the union territories and the state capitals. A meeting of the Union Cabinet will be held on Monday at 10 am and state funeral will be accorded to Parrikar.
Parrikar, 63, breathed his last at his private residence at Dona Paula near Panaji, after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer, on Saturday evening.
However, the GBSHSE is yet to release the revised date sheet for the Goa Board HSSC or Class 12 examinations which were scheduled to be held on Monday. For more details the candidates are advised to keep a tab on the official website of the GBSHSE that is www.gbshse.org.