The state board has issued the timetable of both the exam, which will start from February 21 and end by March 20, for HSC or class 12 students.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Sunday released the hall tickets (admit cards) of students who registered for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations for the year 2019. As per the directives by the board, schools and junior colleges cannot charge any extra money for the printing and distributing these hall tickets.
SSC or class 10 students, following the syllabus change, will have only one set of question papers, as opposed to the earlier four to prevent students from copying. The Mathematics and the second and third language subjects generally had four sets of different question papers but this time, it will be just one. However, questions will be more on personal views, persevering and understanding, which cannot be copied, stated the circular by the board.
“We have issued a circular to all schools and colleges about non-payment for hall tickets. The principal and head clerk are responsible for signing and putting stamps on the hall tickets for both the classes and issuing it to the students,” a senior official at MSBSHSE, Mumbai division said.
Last year, several parents had complained about schools and colleges charging students Rs 300 to Rs 500 in order to “correct” the mistakes on the hall tickets. “Students have enough time before the final board exams start. During this period, they can check if there is any kind of error in the printed hall tickets. If they find any, schools and colleges are responsible for altering or rectifying them free of cost as soon as possible,” the official clarified.
The state board has issued the timetable of both the exam, which will start from February 21 and end by March 20, for HSC or class 12 students. For the SSC students, the dates are from March 1 to March 22, 2019.