The Maharashtra State Council of Examinations (MSCE) is an Indian state level authority that facilitates Scholarship examinations.
High School Scholarship Exam
High School Scholarship Exam is a state level scholarship exam conducted by Maharashtra State Council of Education (MSCE) in India to identify students having academic talent at secondary schooling and to encourage deserving students and provide them with financial support. These exams are conducted since the year 1954. These exams are held for students pursuing 7th Standard Class in Secondary or High Schools in Maharashtra. Earlier only few selected students from each school were able to appear for these tests but from the year 2008 any student from a Government recognized school is eligible to appear for the exam. The exams are conducted every year in the month of February or March and over 7 lakh (0.7 million) students appear for this exam. The exam can be given in both English and Marathi mediums.
Pattern of Examination
Scholarship Paper has 3 papers of 100 marks each. Each paper has duration of 1 hour.
The papers are:
Each paper consists of 50 objective questions of 2 marks each.
The syllabus for all subjects is same as that of the syllabus in the regular curriculum of 7th Standard.
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of objective examinations consisting of 3 papers. Based on the performance in these examinations a merit list is prepared and scholarships in the form of certain amounts decided by the Education Council are awarded to the top students.
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