Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) notified through its official website about the supplementary examination for HSC students who were declared fail in the annual exams held earlier this year. The supplementary exam schedule is out on the Board’s website and the exams will continue from July 9 till July 29.
The results of HSC (Class 12) were announced by the Board on May 25 and it was reported that the forms for supplementary exams would be out soon. Students who are going to appear in HSC supplementary exams are required to register themselves through the Board’s website. Only one week time is remaining to apply for supplementary exams as the form filling process would end on June 9. The forms can also be filled after June 9, but it would attract late fee.
MSBSHSE has also mentioned in its notification that supplementary exams are for those students who could not pass the Feb/March exam, additionally those students who wish to improve their passing percentage, can take the exam in selective subjects.
Over 1 lakh students had taken the supplementary exams (SSC) last year, but surprisingly only one-fourth could manage to pass the exams. Maharashtra SSC results are due to be announced, but extending the repeaters (supplementary) exam for HSC students from this year, the Board went forward with supplementary exams for HSC fail students. With the success of repeaters exam last year, MSBSHSE decided to conduct repeater exam for HSC students also. “We have decided that from academic year 2016-17 the facility will be extended to HSC students too. It will help them to save a year and progress academically, Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde said.
As per the official data, total 13,19,754 students took the annual HSC exams conducted by MSBSHSE in Feb/March 2016 and 11,42,882 students were declared pass. Remaining 1,76,872 students could not manage to crack the exam and can take Maharashtra Board supplementary exam to be held in July. The results are expected to be announced within three weeks of the last exam.
“We are likely to receive around 15,000 applications from both fresh and old repeater candidats this year. The number of candidates might increase due to the increase in pass percentage this year,” one of the board official said.
The process of registering for HSC supplementary exams is simple, one needs to go to the official web portal of MSBSHSE and complete the registration.