The Maharashtra State Of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has introduced a new pattern, following the same format as CBSE to assess the Class 11 and Class 12 students. According to this new pattern, the students of MSBSHSE Class 11 and 12 will now be assessed for 600 marks, instead of the former 650 marks. This new pattern will be applicable from the current academic year.
Last week, the School Education Minister had stated that the original 50 marks, which was allotted for the subject Environmental Science (EVS) will be changed to grades along with the newly introduced subject Water Security for the students of classes 9 to 12. Water Security will be included in the EVS, for Class 12, while it will be a separate subject for classes 9 and 10.
This change was introduced so as to make the students aware of water conservation and environmental factors in the country and globally. Schools and colleges are also advised to introduce activity or practical based learning in the syllabus, announced a State Board Official in the Media.
|MSBSHSE Notification Highlights|
|Total Assessment Marks of Maharashtra State Board Class 11 & 12 for this academic year to be 600 instead of 650|
|Environmental Science (EVS) to be converted into grades|
|Water Security, a new subject, introduced in syllabus for Classes 9-12|
The Maharashtra State Government and the MSBSHSE decided to also include at least 25% Multiple Choice Format Questions for MSBSHSE Class 10 and 12 board exams. This newly introduced pattern is equal to the current pattern of the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).
Parents are happy because this move will make the stateboard students at par with CBSE students during admissions.
“It is good that they did not directly apply it to Class 12 students and started it with Class 11. This will give the students the hang of this new change in the syllabus,” added a parent .