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Maharashtra Board likely to scrap internal exams in schools for SSC, HSC

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The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) may scrap the internal exams in its schools for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) from 2018-19.

A senior official from the department quoted, “The department is planning to change the marking scheme, discussions have begun, it will be finalised in the next couple of days and we will issue a circular.”

“We met recently to discuss the proposals, but I cannot comment on it until the department announces it publicly,” the official added.

The MSBSHSE is an autonomous body established under the provisions of the Maharashtra Act No 41 of 1965.

Through its nine Divisional Boards located at Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Pune, Nasik, Latur, Amravati, and Ratnagiri, The board conducts HSC and SSC examinations across the Maharashtra. Approximately 14 lakh appear HSC exam every year and around 17 lakh candidates appear for SSC examination.

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