More than 17 lakh to answer SSC exam tomorrow, number drops by 50,000

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 28 February 2019

“Like every year, 252 flying squads have been deployed to pay visits to the examination centres, on recommendation from centre heads, education officers, etc." Shakuntala Kale, Chairperson, MSBSHSE said.

PUNE: With new syllabus and pattern of evaluation this year, 17,00,813 students will be answering the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination to be held in the state from Friday, March 1.

The number of students, however, has decreased by around 50,000 as compared to last year, the reasons for which are yet to be discovered by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination (MSBSHSE).

Just like the Std XII Board examination, more than 100 transgenders have registered even for SSC, since the option was introduced for the first time this year in the application forms. However, the Board will be verifying the number this time as well before confirming.

In three special cases across the state, extra facilities have been provided to students with disabilities to write examination. While one student has been permitted to answer the examination on laptop, the other two who have visited, auditory and speech impairment have been provided with reader and translator. A total of 8,830 students with disability are appearing for the examination across the state.

Out of the total students, 16,41,568 are appearing for the th new course introduced this year, while 59,245 are answering the examination for the old course. 

“Like every year, 252 flying squads have been deployed to pay visits to the examination centres, on recommendation from centre heads, education officers, etc. Also, this year, we have implemented a strict no mobile phone policy, even for supervisors and centre heads, in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination, which has proved to be quite successful. It will be practiced in the SSC examination as well,” Shakuntala Kale, Chairperson, MSBSHSE said.

REMEMBER STUDENTS
Following the practice that began last year, even this time, the students are expected to enter their examination hall 30 minutes prior to the examination. The students need to take note of the same, and reach their centres accordingly.

For any queries related to the centre, examination, etc., each of the divisional boards has a helpline number students and parents can contact. In Pune division, the number is 9423047627.

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