MSBSHSE [Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education]

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or MSBSHSE (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र राज्य माध्यमिक आणि उच्च माध्यमिक शिक्षण मंडळ), is an autonomous and statutory body established in 1965 and amended in the year 1977 under the provisions of the Maharashtra Act No. 41 of 1965. The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) is also known as Maharashtra Board or the State Board Of Maharashtra. The board conducts HSC and SSC Examinations in the state of Maharashtra.


Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE)

Type Formation Headquarters Official Language
State Governmental Board of Education 1st January 1966 Maharashtra, Pune English and Marathi

History of MSBSHSE

The board was founded on 1st January 1966 to manage certain events concerning the secondary education in Maharashtra as “Maharashtra State Secondary Education Boards“. In the year 1976, this Act was revised and the name of Maharashtra Board was changed to its current name, which is “Maharashtra State Board Of Secondary And Higher Secondary Education”.

Functions of MSBSHSE

The function of MSBSHSE is the implementation and formation of certain regulations and rules according to the directions which are set by the state of Maharashtra and also the Central Board. The board is also in charge of implementation and the formation of the curriculum or syllabus of all the textbooks, grades, exam schedules, etc. MSBSHSE also takes the responsibility for fairly conducting exams, scoring of centralized exams, creating certain text books, etc.

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education conducts exam twice every year. Around 14 lakhs students appear for HSC and 17 lakhs appear for SSC every year in the main exam conducted by MSBSHSE. The exams are conducted in Maharashtra by its 9 Divisional Boards located at Aurangabad, Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Nasik, Latur, Amravati Ratnagiri, and Nagpur.

The examinations are held usually in the month of March and October every year. The results are usually declared in the month of June and January respectively. There are about 7000 schools for HSC and 21000 schools for SSC in the state of Maharashtra.

The State Board of Maharashtra has released the revised and updated set of books for Classes 7 and 9 which have practically erased the history of Mughals, western countries and other prominent figures from the textbooks of Indian History. Earlier history books had chapters on the Mughal Empire and its contribution along with detailed history of western world such as Greek Philosophy, French Revolution, the American War of Independence, etc. All these topics are now reduced to few lines in the textbook.

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