The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has announced that six marks will be awarded to students who attempt wrong questions in the English paper of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or Class 12 exams. Due to a printing error in class 12 English paper, Maharashtra board will give six marks to all the students who answered the questions.
“Three questions are worth 2 points each to students who belong to one of three categories — those who indicate “poetry part 2″ on the answer sheet, and those who solve other questions are given a total of 6 points. that section and finally the number of questions (A3, A4 and A5) with error may have been written,” the official notification said.
On March 3, a meeting of moderators on the subject of the English language was held, where specialists of the subject pointed out mistakes. During the meeting, it was decided to grade the students who answered the questions. According to media reports, three questions of 2 marks each were missing in the English language question paper and sample answers are printed below. A printing error was found on page 10 of the question paper in the sub-question section of question #3 related to the poem.
In question section 3, students could not read or understand sub-questions A3, A4 and A5. Maharashtra Board has published guidelines for the observers instead of questions. Each of these specific questions was awarded two marks for a total of six marks.
MSBSHSE could not resolve the typographical error on the same day as the meeting of subject moderators could not be held due to the boycott of the Junior College Teachers Association. On Thursday, March 2, the associations lifted the boycott and continued the meeting the next day.
According to the schedule, the Maharashtra HSC exams will end on March 20. This year, 14,57,293 students have registered for Class 12 exams in the state, including 7,92,780 boys and 6,64,441 girls.
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