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Maharashtra Board reduces 50 marks in Mathematics Paper for Class 10

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MSBSHSE reduces 50 marks in Maths Paper
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), Mumbai has reduced the 50 marks in Mathematics paper for Class 9 and Class 10 syllabus.

MSBSHSE affiliated schools will carry 100 marks instead of 150, in tune with the upgraded syllabus.

The Maharashtra board also announced that exclusion of some units or sub-units from upgraded syllabus of Class 11 and Class 12 for mathematics and statistics (arts and science). MSBSHSE has asked all stakeholders, especially teachers, to take note of the changes.

The upgraded syllabus of Class 9 had implemented in 2010-11 and of Class 10 in 2011-12.

MSBSHSE has said, "Though syllabus for Class 9 and Class 10 were upgraded as per the National Curriculum Framework 2005, some units/ sub-units were included in addition, to NCERT syllabus since the subject was of 150 marks,"

"However, as per the state curriculum framework 2010, syllabus of all subjects has been upgraded and the assessment pattern revised from 150 to 100 marks. Therefore, sub-units are not in NCERT syllabus but included in textbooks are being omitted," MSBSHSE added.

For mathematics subject, earlier the written examination carried 60 marks in algebra and 60 in geometry and 30 marks were for the oral test. In the new pattern, algebra paper will carry 40 marks, geometry 40 marks and 20 marks will be for the oral test, it said.

For junior colleges, the upgraded syllabus for Class 11 was implemented from 2011-12, and Class 12 from 2012-13.

The syllabus was upgraded as per National Curriculum Framework, and some units/ sub-units were added, in addition to the NCERT syllabus.

The state board said, "Considering the core syllabus received from the Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) we excluded some units/ sub-units from mathematics and statistics subjects (arts and science) syllabus of Class 11 and Class 12."

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