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

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

New rule: MSBSHSE

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

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  • K……

    How many mark we need to pass science paper

  • Raj

    Guys this rule is for 2015-16 exams not for 2016-17

  • Dhiraj

    I scored 15 mark in b.k written exame

  • Unnati Tripathy

    If i get 26 in a subject and score 85+ in all the other subjects… Can i pass my CHSE board examination??? Plzz rply soon…

    • Unnati Tripathy

      subject: Hindi(MIL)

    • Unnati Tripathy

      Commerce student…

  • Vaibhav

    I scored 10 marks in physic written exam how much grace marks ill get

  • Smith

    If secure 15 marks in phy 12th board then it is considered pass ??

  • Yogesh Yadav

    If I scored just 17 or 18 marks in mathematics than I can pass because in board practical I am written only 1 and half sum

  • Shraddha Pingle

    Out of 70 marks…. According 20%…..What are the passing marks

    • Omj


    • yash

      out of 70 20% is just 14 marks.
      But r u sure that what is crieteria for passing HSC is it 20% or 35% ???

  • vaibhav

    I used normal 1,2,3 number to write ans pr paper me Roman number se Que the to kya muje marks milege

  • sana

    i have just wriiten 15marks in physics will i able to pass

    • Ehtesham

      Na baba na

    • lovekukku

      if you secure 14 then u wil pass

  • shubham

    What is minimum passing marks in hsc physics ?

  • Hamza


    • Happy singh

      Both marks are important for admission.

  • Due to some medical reasons i couldnt give some of my practical of boards and the college Don’t even gives me a chance to give it now so can i pass this 12th hsc board 2016-17~

  • Ritik shinde

    How many marks we wan in written paper to pass in 2017 ?

  • Suresh

    What is the new rule for passing 2017 12th exam?

  • Bhushan

    Is this rule is applicable for 2016-17 board ?

  • Riya

    Hi, I have taken CS and what is the criteria for passing in practicals, minimum of how much do I have to score in CS (pracs) to be eligible to pass in 12th.

  • Swati

    Plz reply

  • Swati

    Sir in 2017 there is rule to pass 16 marks minmum we have to write in written

    • Riya


  • Shruti

    Is it important to do English and EVS assignments?????

  • Rootu

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

    • Shruti

      No not compulsory but should give as it gives us an idea how much we are prepared!!