Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education

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Jayesh Paati
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Formation January 1, 1966; 49 years ago (1966-01-01)
Type State Governmental Board of Education
Headquarters Pune, India
Official language
Marathi & English

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र राज्य माध्यमिक व उच्च माध्यमिक शिक्षण मंडळ) is a statutory and autonomous body established under the Maharashtra Secondary Boards Act 1965 (amended in 1977).

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education, Pune came into existence on January 1, 1966 to regulate certain matters pertaining to secondary education in the state of Maharashtra, India. The act was amended in 1976 and the name of the Board changed to its present name - The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.

The most prominent task of the board is to conduct the SSC and HSC examinations. The exams are conducted in March and results declared in June. In March 2000, 1.44 million students from 13,835 schools gave the SSC examination and over 800,000 students from 3,581 schools/colleges gave the HSC examination. The exams are conducted throughout the state of Maharashtra, and students studying in the Government-run High Schools are required to give this examination for further Secondary Education, for which the admission is given on the basis on merit.


Administration Committee[edit]

Formation and implementation of the rules and regulations in accordance to the guidelines set by the state as well as central boards.

Board of Studies[edit]

Formation and implementation of the syllabus of all the grades, textbooks, exam schedule and type.

Committee of writers[edit]

Actual creation of textbooks, scoring of the centralized tests and correction of question papers. A total 41 departments are currently functioning under the committee of writers.[1]

Examination Committee[edit]

Conducting examinations fairly and providing unbiased justice in the event of dispute.


The publication of textbooks for the languages of grades 9th and 10th is done by the Board itself. For the language textbooks of grades 11th and 12th, the publication is done by the board as well as by other private or government publications with a mandatory license from the Board.

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