The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education conducts the annual Secondary and Higher Secondary annual certificate exams, SSC and HSC. The Board conducts examination twice a year and the number of students appearing for the main examination is around 14 lakhs for HSC and 17 lakhs SSC, for the supplementary examination around 6 lakhs students are expected HSC and SSC together. There are about 21000 schools (SSC) and 7000 (HSC) Higher Sec. Schools / Jr. colleges in the entire state.
For both Class 10 and 12, the first exam is scheduled to be a language paper.
The first paper of Class 10 will be held on March 3, 2020 from 11 am to 2 pm of first language. In the second half, the second or third language exam will be held from 3 pm to 6 pm. The last exam for SSC students will be of Geography and will be held on March 23, 2020 in the morning session.
The Class 12 exam will begin with English exam to be held on February 18, 2020, in the morning session. The last exam for Class 12 will be held on March 17 with Sanskrit paper in the morning session, and for Russian, and Arabic in the afternoon session.