The junior college admission process is likely to start as soon as the results are declared online and students won't have to wait for the mark sheets. A proposal in this regard has been sent by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education to the state government. Board chairman Sarjerao Jadhav on 6th Monday said “the government is likely to approve the proposal and, as a result, admissions would happen at least 10 days in advance. We will implement the system this year, itself if the proposal is cleared by the government”, he said. “For the last two years, we have been declaring the results online, uploading subject-wise marks. It takes about 10 days for the board to print and distribute the hard copies of the mark sheets among colleges, which later hand over the same to the students. We have proposed that at least the preliminary procedure for admission must begin based on the online results to avoid delay”, Jadhav said. “Admission to junior colleges would take place once the student got the hard copy of the mark sheet, a copy of which had to be submitted with the college to get the application form. We have suggested that students could get a printout of the online marks and submit it to the college. Of course, the authenticity of the printouts can be verified”, Jadhav added.
17 Lakh students to appear for HSC exam and 13.46 Lakh for SSC:
Over 17 lakh students will sit for the higher secondary certificate (HSC, std XII) examination starting on February 21st and 13.46 lakh will appear for the secondary school certificate (SSC, std X) examination scheduled to begin on March 1st across the state. Every paper will be followed by an off day during both examinations, as was done last year. The SSC students will have to score a minimum of 25% marks in written examination of science and technology and mathematics subjects for passing. The examination is being conducted by the Maharashtra state board of secondary and higher secondary education in nine divisions Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nashik, Latur and the newly added Konkan division.
Addressing a news conference here on 6th Monday, Sarjerao Jadhav, chairman of the board, said; for the HSC exam, 4.22 lakh students will appear in science faculty, 5.15 lakh students in arts, 3.48 in commerce and 59,211 students in minimum competency vocational course. For the environment subject 40 marks will be given for project and 60 marks for written exam. It will be mandatory for both SSC and HSC students to score a minimum of 14 marks in project and 21 marks in written exam to pass the subject. The exam will be conducted by the respective school or college and the marks will be converted to grades and sent to the board. From this year onwards, the SSC exam for mathematics and science and technology will be conducted as per the new syllabus. The science and technology exam will be conducted in two parts (Paper I and Paper II), but both papers will be held in the same session.
The written examination will carry 30 marks for each paper, while 20 marks have been allotted for practical’s to be conducted by the school. The remaining 20 marks will be given for a multiple choice question paper, which will also be conducted by the schools. The information technology exam for HSC will be conducted online by the junior college and 74,387 students have enrolled for it from 936 colleges across the state. In order to pass language subjects, SSC students will have to score a total of 105 marks. Multiple question paper system will be followed for English, second and third languages and general maths (Part I and II) for the SSC exam and for English for the HSC exam. Students with disability will be given concessions. But these students are allowed to use only the same writer for all subjects. The board has made elaborate arrangements to avoid malpractices during the examination. Flying and sitting squads, CCTV cameras and monitoring committees under the chairmanship of district collectors have been set up.
Courtesy: Times of India