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About Maharashtra Board of Higher Secondary Education

Maharashtra State Board of SSC and HSC Education, Pune is an autonomous education board recognised under the provisions of Maharashtra Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Boards Act in 1965. The Maharashtra Education Board conducts the HSC and SSC Examinations i.e. Class 12th and Class 10th board examinations in the state. Moreover, the board provides online preparation portal to students of Maharashtra state who will be appearing for entrance exams like Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH CET), Joint Entrance Exam (JEE for IIT admissions) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

Features of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE):

  • The MSBSHSE has 9 Divisional Boards under it that are located in Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nasik, Kolhapur, Amravati, Latur, Nagpur and Ratnagiri
  • The Maharashtra Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board conduct Class 12th and Class 10th board examination in February -March every year
  • More than 14 lakh students for Higher Secondary and around 17 lakh students appear for SSC level of examination
  • Moreover, around six lakh students take supplementary examination for both HSC and SSC
  • As many as 21000 schools for secondary and 7000 schools for Higher Sec. Schools / Junior colleges are affiliated to MSBSHSE

Maharashtra Board HSC Statistics–

The MSBSHSE statistics for higher secondary are available for each region, gender –wise as well as for each stream i.e. Science, Commerce and Humanities. These statistics show how the students of Maharashtra state perform in Class 12th level. Check below the statistics for Maharashtra Board HSC examinations for past years –

Science:

Commerce:

Arts:

Vocational:

 

Maharashtra Board HSC syllabus

The board has prescribed syllabus for higher secondary level education. The Maharashtra Board HSC syllabus is available for all streams and for each subject of Class 11th and Class 12th level.  The syllabus of Maharashtra Board HSC mentions the topics to be studied by students in Class 11th and Class 12th.  

  • For designing the syllabus of Higher Secondary i.e. Class 11th and Class 12th, MSBSHSE has considered syllabuses of different states like Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal.
  • Moreover, the syllabuses of NCERT, CBSE and ICSE were also studied and then the board decided and prescribed the HSC syllabus.
  • The Maharashtra Board HSC syllabus comprises of subjects as under–

Compulsory Subjects i.e. English, Environment Education, Health and Physical Education

Modern Indian Languages i.e. Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Sindhi, Bengali, Punjabi

Modern Foreign Languages i.e. German, French, Russian, Japanese

Classical Languages i.e. Sanskrit, Pali, Ardhamagadhi, Persian, Arabic, Avesta-Pahlavi

Elective Subjects i.e. A Modern Indian Language, A Modern Foreign Language, A Classical Language, Marathi Literature, Marathi Literature, Hindi (Applied), English Literature, History, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics (For Arts and Science), Mathematics and Statistics (For Commerce), Geology, Political Science, Political Science, Home Management (for Class 11th only), Food Science (for Class 11th only), Child Development (Class 12th only), Textiles, Sociology, Logic, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Book-keeping and Accountancy, Organization of Commerce and Management, Secretarial Practice, Co-operation, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Drawing, Design and Colour, Pictorial Composition, History of Art and Appreciation, History and Development of Indian Music, Vocal Light Music, Vocal Classical Music, Instrumental Music, Percussion Instruments, Agriculture Science & Technology, Animal Science & Technology, Defence Studies, Education, Occupational Orientation (Library and Information Science and Stenography in English and Marathi, Information Technology (Science), Information Technology (Arts), Information Technology (Commerce), General Knowledge (for Military schools)

Scheme of subjects for MSBSHSE Higher Secondary Education–

The scheme of Subjects for Higher Secondary level of Maharashtra education board is –

  • 3 Compulsory subjects i.e. English, Environment Education, Health and Physical Education
  • Any 4 of the Elective subjects

Medium of Instructions for MSBSHSE Higher Secondary Education –

The schools affiliated to Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Senior Secondary Education can adopt any of the following languages as medium of instructions for imparting education to students –

  1. English
  2. Marathi
  3. Hindi
  4. Gujarati
  5. Urdu
  6. Sindhi
  7. Kannada

MSBSHSE Higher Secondary Education Passing Marks –

As per the passing criteria for Maharashtra board, students need to obtain at least 35 marks in each of the seven subjects for higher secondary level.

MSBSHSE Higher Secondary Stream-wise Subjects Combination list

Maharashtra Board Class 12th Science stream subjects:

A) Compulsory Subjects -

  1. English
  2. Modern Indian Language or Modern Foreign Language or Classical Language
  3. Environment Education
  4. Health and Physical Education

B) Elective Subjects –

  1. Mathematics and Statistics
  2. Geology
  3. Home Management (for Standard XI only)
  4. Food Science (for Standard XI only)
  5. Child Development (for Standard XII only)
  6. Textile (for Std. XII only)
  7. Psychology
  8. Economics
  9. Geography
  10. Defence-Studies
  11. Physics
  12. Chemistry
  13. Biology
  14. Agriculture Science and Technology
  15. Animal Science and Technology
  16. Sociology
  17. Sanskrit
  18. Education
  19. Information Technology
  20. English literature

Maharashtra Board Class 12th Commerce stream subjects:

A) Compulsory Subjects -

  1. English
  2. Modern Indian Language or Modern Foreign Language or Classical Language
  3. Environment Education
  4. Health and Physical Education

B) Elective Subjects –

  1. Mathematics and Statistics
  2. Economics
  3. Geography
  4. Book-keeping and Accountancy
  5. Organisation of Commerce and Management
  6. Secretarial Practice
  7. Co-operation
  8. Occupational Orientation
  9. Defence Studies
  10. Information Technology
  11. English Literature

Maharashtra Board Class 12th Arts stream subjects:

A) Compulsory Subjects -

  1. English
  2. Modern Indian Language or Modern Foreign Language or Classical Language
  3. Environment Education
  4. Health and Physical Education

B) Elective Subjects –

 

  1. A Modern Indian Language
  2. A Modern Foreign Language
  3. Sanstrit
  4. Ardhamagadhi
  5. Pali
  6. Arabic
  7. Persian
  8. Avesta-Pahlavi
  9. History
  10. Geography
  11. Mathematics and Statistics
  12. Political Science
  13. Home Management (for Standard XI only)
  14. Food Science (for Standard XI only)
  15. Child Development (for Standard XII only)
  16. Textile (for Standard XII only)
  17. Sociology
  18. Philosophy
  19. Logic
  20. Psychology
  21. Economics
  22. Defence Studies
  23. Drawing
  24. Design and Colour
  25. Composition
  26. History of Art & Appreciation
  27. History and Development of Indian Music
  28. Vocal Light Music (Practical I)
  29. Vocal Classical Music (Practical II)
  30. Instrumental Music (Practical III) OR Percussion
  31. European Music
  32. Historical Development of Indian Classical Dance
  33. Book-Keeping & Accountancy
  34. Co-operation Education
  35. Occupational Orientation
  36. Information Technology
  37. English Literature
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