PUNE/PIMPRI: Students of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad appeared for their first paper of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Tuesday.
English was the first paper, which was common for students from all streams. A total of 15,05,027 students from across the State are appearing for the examination this year.
The examination centres were stormed as students of all streams were accompanied by their parents as well.
“Many students were tensed while writing English paper. If one has regularly practised comprehension passages and solved grammar exercises then one need not worry,” one of the students Nisarg Bhoyar (17) said.
Revati Kamble (17), another student from science stream said, “I have practised grammar as a part of my preparation and I’ve revisited bare basics like tenses in order to avoid any grammatical errors. I prefer not to speak with many people on the examination day to keep myself calm and focused. Even after the examination, I avoid paper discussion with my peers as that adds to unnecessary stress.”
About the paper pattern, a student Harshika Mutha (16) said, “There are no significant changes in the paper pattern this year, the syllabus is pretty much the same. Sufficient practice and meditation before the examination helped me keep my cool.”
MOOD IN PIMPRI CHINCHWAD
The written examination of HSC began peacefully in 27 centres in Pimpri Chinchwad on Tuesday.
Altogether 24,703 students are appearing for the examination.
Most students, along with their parents and guardians, were present at their respective centres half an hour before the examination. Students were allowed entry in examination centres after a thorough scrutiny of their documents.
As per the rules, students or teachers were not allowed to carry mobiles in the examination halls.
The Secondary Education Department of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has appointed two flying squads to curb incidents of copying and other malpractices during the examination.
Police personnel have also been posted at all examination centres to prevent any untoward incident.