It is revealed that English and Mathematics are usually seen as the major stumbling blocks for students. These are also a kind of subjects where the chances of exam malpractice, mainly instances of copying, are high, and extra precautions are taken by the board to curb such instances.
For the last few years, the board has been following the practice of issuing multiple set question papers for English and Mathematics subjects. The idea is to ensure that students seated to the right and the left as well as in the front and the rear of the candidate do not get the same question paper to solve thus keeping the chances of copying to the minimum level.
“Out of the 151 instances of malpractice on Tuesday 54 were reported from Nashik division and 47 from Nagpur division. Another 34 were reported from Pune division, Aurangabad and Mumbai accounted for 4 and 5 cases respectively, while seven cases were reported from Amaravati division”, said the State Board chairman Jadhav.
English language is the 3rd paper held since the start of SSC exam on March 1. The board had reported 168 instances of Malpractice on the first day, when the Marathi first language paper was held, while another 65 cases were reported during the Hindi second language paper on March 3.
“However, the board has taken extra precautions to curb malpractices and has undertaken an elaborate awareness drive at the school and junior college levels to apprise the students about the harms of indulging in Malpractices. And these efforts seem to be showing good results”, he added.