SSC examination begins today
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9.66 lakh boys, 7.73 lakh girls to appear in 3,812 centres in state.
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), will conduct Class 10 examinations from Saturday. Out of a total of 17, 40,290 students appearing for the exams, 9,66,291 are boys and 7, 73,999 are girls. The students from 20,507 schools are appearing for the exam in 3,812 examination centres across the state.
This year onwards, Science and Technology will have a single paper instead of two papers. "A single paper of 60 marks will be conducted by the board for three hours. The remaining 20 marks will be given for multiple choice questions and practical exams each," said MSBSHSE chairman Sarjerao Jadhav.
The 25 'grace marks' earlier given to all students who had participated in state, national or international level sports competitions now will be given to only those candidates who fail in a particular subject.
"If due to some unforeseen reason the student is not able to reach his designated exam centre, provisions have been made that he can appear for the exam in the nearest centre after showing his identity proof," said Jadhav. A total of 7,286 specially abled students will be appearing for class 10 examination this year.
The examination will be conducted with one or two days' gap between two papers. The multiple choice question will be followed and about 30% of the questions based on textbooks will be different in each question paper in the multiple question paper set, Jadhav said. For passing the three language group, the students must score 105 marks from the total and at the same time score at least 25% in each.
Environment education is divided into two parts, project work and written examination. Forty marks are allotted to project work and 60 for the written examination. Out of the total marks students need to score a minimum of 14 in project work and 24 in the written examination to pass.
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