The SSC 2018-19 will begin from March and will be conducted by MSBSHSE in all the nine division of Maharashtra, including Mumbai.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbook Production and Curriculum Research, popularly called Balbharti, in a first, will create and upload ‘practice’ question papers and video tutorial for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) students as per the new syllabus from Monday on their official website.
These are supposed to be for practice for the students which they can try at school or home before attempting the final board examinations on March 2019.
According to the circular stated by Balbharti, “Since the syllabus is new for the students, we are providing a practice test for the students. The papers will help them to think on their own and not just rote learning or mugging up lessons.”
Since the syllabus has changed for the academic year 2018-19, students are finding it difficult to cop up. Furthermore, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSCE) this year even scrapped the oral exams carrying 20 marks for class 10 exams in the language subjects. The Asian Age has been reporting about how both teachers and students are struggling with the new syllabus.
Hence, Balbharti and Maharashtra State Council of Educational Research and Training (MSCERT) have initiated the idea of practice papers and video tutorials. While the papers will be uploaded on the official website, the video tutorials will also be available on YouTube.
“Students can download the papers, try to attempt by seeing the tutorials. After solving it, either parents, guardian or teacher can assess the paper by referring to the “solution of papers” which will also be uploaded on the website to check the performance of the students,” a senior official in the state education department.
The SSC 2018-19 will begin from March and will be conducted by MSBSHSE in all the nine division of Maharashtra, including Mumbai. The preliminary examinations in school, however, will be held in the month of January next year.