Mumbai, Dec 29: The Maharashtra government is considering having separate board exam papers for class 12 students who will be taking medical and engineering entrance examinations. The students who will be appearing for board examination from 2019 onwards will be eligible to choose the level of difficulty of the questions to be asked on the basis of their choice for appearing in the entrance examination. Also Read - Rajasthan Govt Promises Free Air Travel to Class X, XII Board Exam Toppers
Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde told The Indian Express that many educationists and academicians are considering and reviewing the proposition. He also added that the decision will most likely be declared by March 2018. Also Read - CBSE Relaxes Passing Criteria for Class 10 Students This Year; Needs 33 Percent Overall to Pass
According to the plan, the students will have to mention about the entrance exam/s that they are undertaking in the board form. On the basis of this, the students will be given a separate paper which likely will have no or a few optional questions. However, students not taking any entrance exam will get papers with more optional questions to decide from. Also Read - CBSE Sample Papers For Class 12 2018: Physics
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary had declared earlier that the questions for boards would also include the entrance examination syllabus. However, the education minister told Indian Express that alternatives are being explored so as the students are not pressured. “The proper framework is yet to be formed. Academicians are now checking if it is viable,” Indian Express quoted Tawde as saying.