15.05 lakh Maharashtra students to sit for HSC exams 2017 starting today
28th February 2017: A record number of students (more than 15,05,000 across the state) will be appearing for the Maharashtra Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams that begin today, 28 February, 2017 with the English paper (01) and will go on till 25 March, 2017.
This is an 14% increase (nearly 1.2 lakh) in the Maharashtra HSC student strength as compared to last year when only 13,19,754 students sat for the class 12 (HSC) exams across the state. The city of Mumbai itself will have 3,39,000 students appearing across 557 centres.
9,143 junior colleges across Maharashtra are participating in the Maharashtra HSC exams 2017 that will be conducted in 2,710 exam centres spread throughout the state. Out of the 15.05 lakh students, 8,48,000 are boys while 6,56,000 are girls.
Out of these 15,05,000 HSC students, around 5.59 lakh students belong to the Science stream, 5.09 lakh are from the Arts stream, 3.73 lakh will appear for the Commerce stream exams while the remaining 62,948 students will appear for the minimum competency vocational course (MCVC).
According to Gangadhar Mhamane, chairman of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), the HSC student strength has gone up because of the excellent results in the SSC (class 10) exams for the last two years.
The Information Technology paper will be2.5 hr long online exam for which more than 1.11 lakh students have registered across science, arts & commerce.
The Maharashtra Board HSC Results 2017 are expected to be announced by the last week of May, 2017 keeping in mind last year's Maharashtra HSC result date which was 25 May.