HSC exam begins today, over 15.13 lakh students likely to appear in state | Mumbai News – DollarJob

HSC exam begins today, over 15.13 lakh students likely to appear in state | Mumbai News


The Higher Secondary Certificate (Class 12) examination will begin in the state on Wednesday, and a total of 15.13 lakh students are likely to appear for the exam, including 3.51lakh students from Mumbai division.

As per the data shared by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, a total of 15,13,909 candidates have registered for the HSC examination in the state this year. It includes 8,21,450 boys and 6,92,424 girls. With 7,60,046 students, science stream has the highest number of candidates registered for the HSC exam as always. This is followed by 3,81,982 students in Arts stream and 3,29,905 candidates in Commerce stream.

From Mumbai division alone, there are a total of 3,51,655 candidates who have registered for the HSC including 1,83,818 boys and 1,67,788 girls from 668 exam centres.

Mumbai division of the State Board, which covers six districts, has the highest number of HSC registration in Thane district with 1,07,520 candidates. This is followed by Mumbai Western with 73,818 candidates and Palghar with 52,740 students. Mumbai North, Mumbai South and Raigad districts have less than 50,000 candidates registered for HSC. With 32,107 students, Raigad district has the lowest number of students registered, from Mumbai division.

Like last year, students may get extra ten minutes to write their paper. Earlier, students were given additional ten minutes before the scheduled time of beginning of the paper. But after several instances of images of question-papers going viral, the Maharashtra State Board had declared discontinuation of the practice, last year. But with persisting demands from students and parents, it was immediately reinstated. But instead of giving question-papers 10 minutes early, an additional ten minutes were added to the exam time. Students have to be seated 30 minutes before the scheduled time of the paper.

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The Maharashtra State Board declares a list of mobile numbers of counsellors every year to help students manage exam-related stress, whether academic or mental. These counsellors are essentially teachers who are trained in counselling. Apart from students, even parents have been seen taking help from these counsellors in the past.

Meanwhile, Junior College Teachers’ Association of Maharashtra has declared a boycott of assessment of answer-sheets of HSC exams over their long-pending demands.


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