3.39 lakh students from Mumbai and 15,05,027 across Maharashtra will write the HSC exam starting tomorrow.
Mumbai: The Higher Secondary School examination conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education every year is scheduled to commence from Tuesday, and around 3.39 lakh students will appear from the Mumbai division which comprises of Thane, Raigad, and Palghar. More than 500 centers are allotted which will conduct the examination. Around 1.5 million students will appear for the HSC examination from the State of Maharashtra.
Background checks to ascertain that everything is in order in the sensitive centers, special squad to monitor the exam, and appropriate instructions to the junior colleges have been ensured by the board as stated by the Secretary of Mumbai division, Sandeep Sangave.
Students are instructed by the board to reach the examination centres on time in order to avoid any delay. Students might not be allowed to write the examination if they arrive late, beyond the granted time duration.
The teachers, staff, and the students are not allowed to use cell phones on the premises during the examination. The exam will commence from February 18 and will go until March 18, 2020. Students from different streams such as general, bifocal, arts, science and commerce will appear for the examination.
Around 1,919 students with special needs will appear for the examination. Krishnakumar Patil, in-charge chairman of the MSBSHSE has instructed students and parents to manage the traveling schedule well in advance considering the commute in the Mumbai region.
The staff and students are warned not to get involved in any malpractices. Any student or staff caught in any such act would be punished under the law, added the secretary Sandeep Sangave. Centres have also been asked to open the question papers only in the examination hall considering the past paper leak experiences.