PUNE: As many as 17,59,353 students will be appearing for the state secondary certificate (SSC) examination held by Maharashtra state board secondary and higher secondary education (MSBSHSE) to begin from March 1.
Out of the total registered candidates, over 9.73 lakh are boys and over 7.78 lakh are girls from around 21,986 secondary schools across the state. Among these candidates, about 8,021 candidates are from specially abled category out of which 1,222 candidates are from Pune division. There are around 4,657 examination centres in the state this time.
SSC examination will be held at nine divisions which include, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nashik, Latur and Konkan.
The board has become rigid towards late comers to exam, as about eleven students were not allowed to attempt first paper of higher secondary certificate (HSC) exam as they entered late at the centre this year. In order to avoid similar situation, the board authorities have suggested students to arrive at the centres at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time of exam.
The SSC exam will commence with the first language paper of respective mediums of school. The SSC exams will end on March 24.
Furthermore, the state board officials have informed that SSC syllabus for Std IX and X will be changing in the next academic year. Therefore, SSC examination in 2019, will have a new question pattern which will contain more activity-based questions so as to fit the curriculum.