Class 12 students, who missed appearing for the textiles paper on March 7, will be able to appear for the exam on April 1. The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has decided to hold a re-exam of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) textiles paper, as more than 400 students had missed the exam because the timetable on the board’s portal had announced the wrong time for the paper.
HT had reported on March 8 that many students missed their exam as they had referred to the timetable uploaded on the board’s official website, which had not been updated. Students reached exam centres for the 3pm exam, only to discover that the exam had been held at 11am.
“While, the HSC exams are ending on March 26, we will hold a re-exam of the textiles paper on April 1. It is only for those who missed appearing for the paper,” said Gangadhar Mhamane, chairperson of the board.
Mhamane admitted that the board was partly to be blamed for the faux pas. “The timetable was put up on the website in July last year. The changes in the timetable were not updated online,” he said.
“However, there was a footnote warning students not to consider it as the final timetable and to verify the timetable with their respective colleges,” he said.