Students appearing for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams may receive their hall tickets online to avoid last year’s problems such as the delay in issuing hall tickets, misspelt names and wrong photographs.
The board has said that students appearing for their exams in March will be required to fill their exam registration forms online, similar to last year.
“There were some problems last year as it was the first time applications could be filled online. However, this year we will rectify those mistakes. The board is contemplating the possibility of allowing students to check their hall tickets online in advance and seek corrections,” said Laxmikant Pandey, chairperson of Mumbai division, which includes Thane and Raigad districts.
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education issued the dates for online application by students for HSC exams on its website. This year, students will have to fill the forms online through their school or junior college till October 13. Those who are unable to fill the forms by October 13 can fill it up by October 20 with late fees. Last date for schools and colleges to submit the list of students and fees to the board is October 20. However, the list of students submitting forms with late fees should be given to the board latest by October 31.
Schools or colleges that do not have access to the internet will be given a CD to install the software for filling the form. Once the process is complete, schools will have to submit the CD to the divisional board office in Navi Mumbai.
However, students will not have to pay their registration fees online and they will be collected manually by the respective schools or junior colleges. “If students have any queries regarding online form or bank challan for paying their registration fees, they should contact their college principal,” Pandey said.