With the country getting back to normal routine two years after the new coronavirus outbreak, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will begin holding off-line Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) examinations (Class XII) on today.
The Board has used the ‘My College, My Centre’ system for the HSC exam for the first time.
In the Nagpur division, 1,62,519 candidates will take the exam at 1,536 locations. There will be 477 major centres and 1,059 sub-centres out of a total of 1,059 centres.
HSC examination will begin on Friday with English paper and conclude on April 7, 2022.
To curb use of unfair means during the exam, the administration has appointed flying squads and categorised them into two — â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™.
Six squads have been appointed by the Board.
Apart from the six squads, there will be 42 teams deployed by District Collector and Police to keep check on any unwanted incidents.
It was in 2020, the Board had conducted the examination offline. It had to discontinue the examination midway due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March and imposition of nation-wide lockdown. As situation got worse, the remaining papers were never held.