Maharashtra Board Exam New Passing Rule


MSBSHSE (Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education) has passed “new passing rule” for the students (SSC & HSC) who are going to apply for academic year 2015-2016. As per MSBSHSE due to introduction of internal marks in some previous year, students had an upper-hand i. e. schools & colleges use to give maximum possible marks to students so that they can pass. But new rule of MSBSHSE explains that students need to score 20% marks in the written examination along with 35% marks in aggregate.

Maharashtra Board Exam New Passing Rule

Earlier i. e. prior 2014-2015 academic year students were supposed to score 35% in aggregate for passing SSC/HSC. It means that if a student score 20 on 20 in internal and score just 15 marks in written examination he would be declared passed. Because of this rule many students passed SSC and HSC easily without availing minimum knowledge of the subject. But now MSBSHSE has changed the rule that if a student wants to pass SSC/HSC he would need to score 35% in aggregate along with 20% in written examination.  So no undue advantages can be taken either from school side and student’s side. This new rule of scoring minimum 20% in written examination was actually modified after negotiation with state government, the actual rule was “minimum 25% in written examination and 35% aggregate”. After all discussions finally the conclusion was “minimum 20% in written examination and 35% aggregate”.

There are expectations of some reduction in no. of students passing HSC and SSC after implementation of this rule

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Note: New rule is w. e. f . academic year 2015-2016. 

New rule: MSBSHSE

Before New Rule
Standard of Passing SSC/HSC Aggregate: 35% (Internal & Written)
As per New Rule
Standard of Passing SSC/HSC Written: 20% (mandatory in all subjects)Aggregate: 35% (Overall)

16 thoughts on “Maharashtra Board Exam New Passing Rule

  1. suppose i have score 20 marks in written exam so can in pass

  2. I have 20 Mark in account paper so I’m pass

  3. if i get 13/40 in geometery and 20/40 in algebra n full marks in internal will i pass……….?????

    • Hi,
      Kindly note as per the official notification, this rule would not be applicable for this academic year.

  4. If I get 12/40marks In geometry and 24 in algebra will I be pass

  5. swapnali bachhav says:

    Hey i’m yuvraj here want to ask about the theory marks pattern for 12th HSC exams,isn’t there any change for 2017 exams?

    • Hi,
      There is yet no official announcement with regard to this, we would update you as soon as we get information regarding it.

  6. I get 38/40 sceince 2 but I dont appear sceince 1. Practicle marks 20 sceince-2. Will I pass.
    Plz inform sir

  7. tejas lokhande says:

    hello sir this is Tejas
    sir i am not getting the new concept will you please help me..
    if i score 20 marks in accounts and there are 15 internal marks which means overall 35 marks then i am pass in accounts paper.
    plz help me

  8. Is it compulsory or mandatory to give preliminary in college before hsc board examination?

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