The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), has issued notification clarifying that students only require 35% marks in total, as minimum passing marks.

Last Updated: 2013-03-04T12:28:14+05:30

Maharashtra State Board Notifies Total 35% As Minimum Passing Marks for Science Students

Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), located in Pune, has recently issued a notification for all Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC or Class XII) science students, who were apparently very tensed over the difficult physics paper. Reportedly, the notification stated that, a student need to score a minimum of 35 marks out of total 100, together in practicals and theory exams.
The official declaration has cleared all the confusions and speculations over passing marks in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics, for sciene students. As per sources, the board has proposed some changes in the curriculum, according to which, in order to pass a particular subject, a student will need to obtain a minimum of 25% marks in its theory paper. According to Sarjerao Jadhav, the Chairperson of the State Board, after the change in the curriculum, a proposal for change in exam system was sent to the state government seeking compulsory passing in theory exam with 25% marks.
He further clarified that, this proposal is still awaiting approval by the state government. Hence, the proposed rule is not applicable to current batch of science students. Students were confused about the enforcement of change and to clear all doubts, the board has issued this official notification. Adding more, he explained that, as for now, the current system is being followed, according to which, a student can score just 10 marks in the theory paper and 25 marks in the practicals and still pass the exam.
- By Raihan Hassan
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