IN PHOTOS: Students gather outside Mumbai colleges ahead of Maharashtra HSC exam 2024

The board exam jitters are setting for Grade 12 students across Mumbai who will be writing their first test on February 21. Pics/ Shadab Khan, Anurag Ahire, Atul Kamble

Updated On: 2024-02-21 10:58 AM IST

Compiled by : Sanjana Deshpande

The board exam jitters are setting for Grade 12 students across Mumbai who will be writing their first test on February 21. Pics/ Shadab Khan, Anurag Ahire, Atul Kamble

Visuals showed scores of students lined up outside their designated examination centres as they revised moments before their test. 

Some students could be seen looking up a chart that displays their seating arrangement for the duration of today's test. 

The HSC students will be appearing for their first test--English on Wednesday. 

Parents accompanied their wards to lend moral support ahead of the big test. 

These visuals are from outside three prominent Mumbai colleges-- St Xavier's, Poddar and Mithibai. 

Some students were spotted speaking to their families over a phone call ahead of the examination to help calm their nerves.

Reportedly, as many as 15,13,909 students will be taking the Maharashtra HSC exam 2024 as compared to last year's 14,57,293 students.

The Maharashtra HSC exam is held across nine divisions; they are conducted in two shifts. 

The morning shift will be commencing at 11 am and conclude at 2.10 pm while the evening shift will begin at 3 pm and conclude at 5.10 pm.

Unlike before, students will be receiving 10 extra minutes at the end of the exam to complete their papers.

Earlier, students got 10 minutes extra time to read the question paper. 

The Class 12 exams will be held across 3, 320 centres in Maharashtra with the majority examinees from Mumbai and Pune districts. 

Maharashtra state board conducts examinations of all three streams--Science, Arts and Commerce--at the same time.

Reportedly, this year, number of students of Class 12 in Science stream are equal to the combined strength of those pursuing Arts and Commerce streams. 

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