About Maharashtra SSC Board 2020

Maharashtra Board conducts School Leaving Certificate Examination (SSC) for Class 10 students, every year. Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) is responsible for setting the curriculum, time table, textbooks and more. Maharashtra SSC exams include subjects such as English, Social Science, Hindi, Marathi, Science and Mathematics. Around 1,700,000 students appear for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams. 

  • Maharashtra Board SSC time table 2020 has been issued on mahahsscboard.maharashtra.gov.in. The Class 10th exams will start from March 3, 2020 and will end on March 23, 2020.
  • Maharashtra SSC 2020 exams will be held in two sessions: Morning session and Afternoon session.
  • The hall ticket for Maharashtra Board SSC 2020 exams will be released in January 2020. Students can either collect it from their schools or can download online from the official website.
  • The minimum passing percentage for all the exams is 35%.
  • Maharashtra Board SSC result 2020 will be released online on the official website in the first week of June 2020. Last year, the result of MAHA Board SSC exams on June 8, 2019 at 1 pm. 
  • MSBSHSE will release the Maharashtra SSC supplementary time table 2020 after the declaration of result. The exams will be conducted tentatively from July 17 to July 30, 2020.


Exam level: Matriculate
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English, Gujarati +5 More
Conducting Body: Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Pune
Duration 3 Hours

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Maharashtra SSC Board 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

03 Mar, 2020

Exam - First language- Marathi (01), Hindi (02) Urdu(04) Gujarati (05) Kannada (06) Tamil (07) Telugu (08) Malayalam (09) Sindhi (10) Bengali (11) Punjabi (12) | Mode: Offline

03 Mar, 2020

Exam - Second or Third language- German(34), French (35) | Mode: Offline

04 Mar, 2020

Exam - Second or Third language- Marathi (16) Kannada (20) Tamil (21) Telugu (22) Malayalam (23) Sindhi (24) Bengali (25) Punjabi (26) | Mode: Offline

04 Mar, 2020

Exam - Second or Third Language (Composite Course)- Marathi (Composite) (A) | Mode: Offline

06 Mar, 2020

Exam - Second or Third language (composite course)- Hindi (composite) (B) | Mode: Offline

06 Mar, 2020

Exam - Second or Third language- Hindi (15) | Mode: Offline

07 Mar, 2020

Exam - Second or Third language- Urdu (18) Gujarati (19) Sanskrit (27) Pali (28) Ardhamagadhi (29) Persian (30) Arabic (31) Avesta (32) Pahalavi (33) Russian (36) | Mode: Offline

09 Mar, 2020

Exam - Third language- English (17) | Mode: Offline

09 Mar, 2020

Exam - First language- English (03) | Mode: Offline

12 Mar, 2020

Exam - Mathematics part-1 - Algebra (71) & Arithmetic (76) (for special needs (divyanga)- blind, deaf, spastics, Autism & learning disabled etc.) | Mode: Offline

14 Mar, 2020

Exam - Mathematics (71) paper-II (Geometry) | Mode: Offline

16 Mar, 2020

Exam - Physiology Hygiene & Home Science (77) (for special needs (divyanga)- blind, deaf, spastics, autism & learning disabled etc. ) | Mode: Offline

16 Mar, 2020

Exam - Science and technology (part I) (72) | Mode: Offline

18 Mar, 2020

Exam - Science and technology part-II (72) | Mode: Offline

21 Mar, 2020

Exam - Social sciences- paper-I (History and Political Science) | Mode: Offline

23 Mar, 2020

Exam - Social sciences- paper-II (Geography) | Mode: Offline

Maharashtra SSC Board 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application for Maharashtra SSC board exams, students should follow the below-given eligibility criteria.

  • Students must have passed Class 9th exams and have to maintain an attendance of at least 75% in order to appear for Maharashtra SSC exams 2020.
  • In case of attendance shortage, due to medical emergencies or other unavoidable situations, students must contact to Divisional Chairman to get the approval for appearing in Maharashtra SSC 2020 exams.
  • The Chairman has the authority to approve a maximum shortage of attendance up to 15%. 

Maharashtra SSC Board 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline and Online

Mode of Payment : Bank Challan | Other

Students can submit the Maharashtra SSC 2020 application forms in both online and offline.

  • The online registration for Class 10 students will start from October 24, 2019. Students must need a scanned copy of passport size photograph while filling the online Maharashtra SSC application form. Photographs clicked from mobile phones are also applicable.
  • Students must also submit the original application form along with the fee, scanned copy of certificate or affidavit, a copy of Aadhar card by October 31, 2019, to designated contact centre/ junior college/ school.
  • In the online method, candidates must access the application link on the official Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) website and pay the required exam fees online.
  • In the offline method, candidates can fill the application form through their respective schools and pay the exam fee via bank challan. 
Urdu
Prose
Poetry
Rapid reading
Composition
Grammar
Oral skills
Gujarati
Prose
Poetry
Rapid reading
Composition
Communication skill
Oral/conversation skill
Grammar
Oral/ conversational skill
Kannada
Prose
Poetry
Rapid reading
Grammar
Composition
Communication skill (written)
Communication skills (oral)
Conversational skills
Communication skills (written)
Communication skills
Tamil
Prose
Poetry
Rapid reading
Grammar
Composition
Communication skill (written)
Communication skills (oral)
Conversational skill
Communication skills (written)
Communication skills
Telugu
Prose
Poetry
Rapid reading
Grammar
Composition
Communication skill (written)
Communication skills (oral)
Conversational skill
Communication skills (written)
Communication skills
Malayalam
Prose
Poetry
Rapid reading
Grammar
Composition
Communication skill (written)
Communication skills (oral)
Conversational skill
Communication skills (written)
Communication skills
Sindhi
Prose
Poetry
Rapid reading
Composition
Grammar
Communication skill (written)
Oral/conversation skill
Conversational skill
Bengali
Prose
Poetry
Rapid reading
Grammar
Composition
Letter writing
Unseen passage/ precis/ summary
Translation English to Bengali
Oral/conversational skill
Oral skills
Punjabi
Sahit Mala (Prose)
Vangi (Poetry)
Poh-phutan ton pehlan (One act play)
Rapid reading
Composition
Story-writing on given outlines
Letters
Dialogue
Grammar
Prose
Poetry
Story-writing
English
Prose
Poetry
Grammar
Sanskrit
Prose
Poetry
Rapid reading
Grammar
Composition
Pali
Prose
Poetry
Rapid reading
Grammar
General knowledge
Oral skills
Ardhamagadhi
Prose
Poetry
Grammar
Project work
Oral/conversational skill
Persian
Prose
Poetry
Composition
Grammar
Oral skills
Arabic
Prose
Poetry
Composition
Grammar
Oral skills
Avesta
Text - book
Composition
Grammar
Oral/conversational skill
Pahlavi
Text - book
Composition
Grammar
Oral/ conversational skill
French
Prose
Composition
Grammar
German
Prose
Items of grammar and syntax
Oral/conversational skill
Verbs
Present perfect tense
Prepositions
Cases
Degrees
Russian
Revision of covered topics
Aspect of verbs
Verbs on motion
Formation of adjectives from nouns
Reflexive verbs
Use of conjunctions Kotoriy, Yesli in the subordinate clause and use of word
Oral/ conversational skill
Revision of topics covered in std. IX.
Adjectives (nominative case)
Past tense of verbs
Prepositional case to denote location (nouns-singular and plural)
Personal pronouns in the prepositional case
Word order in Russian
Reflexive verbs and their usage
Exerecise and tests on topic covered
Grammar
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Potential of ICT
Internet applications
ICT in science, mathematics, modeling and simulation
ICT in day-to-day life
Information in Indian languages
Use of geogebra in understanding mathematics
General mathematics
Arithmetic
Commercial mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Constructions
Mensuration
Statistics
Science and technology
Materials
The world of the living
Moving things
Natural phenomena
Pollution
Striving for a better environment
Social sciences (history)
Imperialism
20th century age of conflict
Emancipation of Asia and Africa
World after world war II
Mathematics
Arithmetic progression
Quadratic equations
Linear equations in two variables
Probability
Statistics
Similarity
Circle
Co-ordinate geometry
Geometric constructions
Trigonometry
Mensuration
Social sciences (political science)
Democracy
Political parties and types
Social diversity and democracy
Challenges to democracy remedial measures to the challenges
Social sciences (Geography)
Physical divisions of India
North Indian mountains
North Indian plain region
Peninsular plateau region
Western ghats and eastern ghats
Coastal region
Indian islands
Practical
Social sciences (Economics)
Introduction of an economy
Basic problems of an economy solution
Problems
Solutions
Public distribution system and consumer protection
Personality development
Concept of personality development
Who Am I?
Value education
Growing up
Stress management
Life skills
Disaster management
Anti terrorism
Work education
Electrical appliances
Bakery products
Food preservation
Maintenance and primary repairs of water pump
Milk and milk products
Integrated nutrient management and sustainable agriculture
Batik work
Screen printing
Hand- embroidery
Stiching with sewing machine and its repairing and maintenance
Dolls and soft toys making
Preparation of articles useful for school
Preparation of soaps and detergents
Preparation of decorative pieces by utilization of waste material
Fundamentals of electronics
Gardening for decoration
Preparation of name-plates and badges
Bio-gas and its use
Plumber
Creative applied art
Croche work
Knitting
Household laundry
Cookery
English typewriting/ Marathi typewriting
Element of agriculture and crop production
Green house
Paperwork - cardboard work and bookbinding
Beautification
Cane and bamboo work
Drawing and painting
Indian music (vocal instrumental)
Elements of commerce
Elements of book keeping
Fisheries
New work experience activity
Pre-vocational subjects
Introduction to basic technology
Drawing
Costing
Information technology
Engineering
Energy and environment
Agriculture and animal husbandry
Home and health
Elements of mechanical engineering
Surface development
Orthographic projections
Blue print reading
Isometric projection
Introduction to machine drawing
Elements of electrical and electronics technology
Surface development
Orthographic projections
Blue print reading
Isometric projection
Introduction to machine drawing
Introduction to autoCAD
Introduction to computer networking
Internet
HTML
Introduction to C++ language
Fitting
Welding
Plumbing
Basic electricity
Electronics
Electrical machines and domestic appliances
Health and physical education
Components of physical fitness and wellness
Factors affecting physical fitness and wellness
Benefits of exercise
Obesity
Nutrition
Sports awards
Personal course in fitness (lab methods)
Scouting and guiding
To tie and show the uses of hitches lashings
Estimation distance and time
First-aid – wound dressing ,stretcher making, carrying patient
First aid – shock fainting
Pioneering – use of axe and knife, bill hook, hand saw, small pickax
Map sketches identification mark, reading drawing and tourist map
How to pitch tent and improvised shelter
Handicrafts and making gadgets demonstration
Fire demonstration of wood fire to stop gas leakage, safety precautions with regard to fair
Knowledge of all faith prayer and good behavior
Knowledge of proficiency badges and night game
Knowledge of community development
Knowledge of thinking day and foundation day
Theory – signaling – more code
Knowledge about social service camp
Preparation of overnight hike and night game
Knowledge of proficiency badges group A and B
National cadet corps
Sea cadet corps
Defence studies
The organization of Indian army head quarters
Organization of army commands
Organization of basic units of army
The organisation of Indian naval H.Q
The organisation of Indian air force H.Qs., organisation structure of airforce H.Qs., and air commands
Recruitment of officers and other ranks in the armed forces
Civil defence organisation and services
Civil defence and road safety
Civil defence organization–central, state, local
Outline of concept of ‘Hazards’ and their remedies
Basic principles of first-aid Injuries caused in any disaster, general description and first-aid
Bandage types – triangular bandges,jaw, shoulder, hip and below
Shock – definition, signs symptoms and treatment
Breathlessness (suffocation) causes and treatment
Measures taken by organisation to prevent natural and man-made disaster
Social service
Social service through dignity of labor (physical work)
Social Service through the use of entertaining programmes
Dignity of labour
Entertainment for awareness programmer
Participatory service

Maharashtra SSC Board 2020 Preparation Tips

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Maharashtra SSC 2020 exam preparation tips include study methodology keeping the following 5 basic principles in mind:

Maintain regularity: The candidates must maintain regularity in attendance of class in the school. Regularity in school will help candidates to comprehensively understand a topic in the school. In case of any doubt in any topic, candidates must clear their doubts by appropriately interacting with their teachers.

Full-fledged preparation: The candidates should revise the lessons taught in class every day with strict regularity. Following this practice will help the candidate to thoroughly understand and remember concepts from the various chapters in the long run. Multiple revisions are always recommended for scoring well in the exam.

Practice: The candidates must ensure that sufficient practice and re-reading is carried out in order to comprehensively understand and remember the subject matter. Making notes is a beneficial practice methodology and speeds up the learning process. Candidates should also practice through mock question papers to pinpoint areas of study which need further attention.

Clarity: The candidates must devote a proper amount of time to every subject and ensure that the concepts of all chapters are clear. Book recommendations can be sought out from teachers to further ensure clarity of the subject matter.

Health: The candidates should sleep and eat well. Ensuring physical soundness is integral for proper preparation for the exam.

The Maharashtra SSC 2020 exam pattern comprises 5 compulsory subjects:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Social Science
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Another language paper is available in different language options including Marathi. The minimum percentage of marks required is 35% to obtain a pass result.

In Mathematics and Science, the total marks are 150 each and a candidate is required to obtain at least 52 marks in each subject in order to obtain a pass result in the subject.

The remaining subject exams are of 100 marks each and the candidate requires at least 35 marks to obtain a pass result.

Students can practice from the Maharashtra SSC question papers or sample papers to know the exam pattern well. They will also learn time management for the actual exam day. By practising previous years questions candidates will know the typology of questions and difficulty level of the exam which will increase candidate's confidence over the exams.

Maharashtra SSC Board 2020 Admit Card

Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) will release the Maharashtra SSC Board admit card 2020 online in February 2020. Regular students can also collect the admit cards from their respective schools. The admit card could be downloaded from a link available on the official website using application number.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Maharashtra SSC Board 2020 admit card
  • School photo ID

Maharashtra Board SSC result will be released in the first week of June 2020. Last year, the result was declared online on June 8, 2019 at 1 pm.

  • Students can check the Maharashtra SSC result on official website of Maharashtra Board, mahresult.nic.in
  • Click on the link "SSC Exam Result 2020 and enter your roll number in the given blank
  • Students can check theri subject-wise marks in the Maharashtra Board SSC 2020 exam result
  • The original mark sheet will be available offline to the candidates through their respective schools. 

In order to obtain a pass status in the Maharashtra SSC 2019 exam, the candidate must achieve a minimum percentage of 35% which is considered equivalent to a grade 'C'. 

Students who fail in one or two subjects can appear for SSC supplementary exams from July 17 to July 30, 2020 (tentatively). The result for the same will be announced in last week of August 2020.

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