The Higher Secondary Certificate, also known as HSC,It stands for Higher Secondary Certificate. It is your +2 requirement after you complete your tenth class at school. Also referred to as the 12th class exams. A prerequisite to graduation. is a public examination taken by students in Bangladesh, Pakistan and in the states of West bengal, uttar pradesh , Andhra pradesh , Assam , Bihar , Chhattisgarh , Gujrat , Goa , Haryana , Himachal pradesh , Karnataka , Kerala , Madhya pradesh , Maharashtra , Manipur , Nagaland , Orrisa , Punjab , Rajasthan , Tamilnadu , Uttaranchal in India after successfully completing at least twelve years of schooling, that is two years after doing Secondary School Certificate (SSC). The examination structure differs from board to board. But in the most of the boards, they are subjective examinations. HSC is an equivalent to GCE A Level in England and AP and GED in the United States. Exams for this takes place twice a year in February-march and October-november.
After changing curriculum of standard X and XI from present academic session, the Maharashtra state board would be upgrading the same for class XII from the next academic session. The HSC syllabus would be based on the CBSE pattern, which will be a step forward in implementing uniform curriculum across the country."Major changes have been made in mathematics and science only," chairman of board Nagpur division Chandramani Borkar told TOI. He said the new syllabus would be a little tough for children, as it would be based on CBSE pattern, but it will help in raising the overall standard of education."Students should sail through easily, considering the fact that they will get 20 marks in the form of viva-voce exam in all subjects," Borkar said, adding that the first batch of students would appear for the exam based on new syllabus in 2013.Before this academic session, the Pune-based board had made some revolutionary changes in the syllabus of standard X and XI, with a view to prepare students for competitive examinations. TOI had reported the boardas new initiative in detail earlier. The board had made many changes in the testing and grading pattern of crucial subjects like physics, chemistry and mathematics ( PCM), biology and statistics for standard XI. Similar changes were made in science and mathematics (algebra and geometry) for standard X. The students appearing in standard XI will be tested by junior colleges through viva-voce and seminars.The board had taken some revolutionary steps from this year under new chairperson Ujwala Patil, like announcing dates of SSC and HSC examinations at the start of new academic session. Even the process of exam form filling had been made online, the Nagpur division chief said. He, however, ruled out the possibility of starting grading system in the state board results, saying that it would not be a viable option.
After issue of Notification by this Department in dailies, Higher Secondary Examination for Private candidates shall be held during March/September every year. For those candidates who have failed in one or two subjects (H type) Special Supplementary Examination is being conducted during June/July every year. Candidates applying for Higher Secondary Examination are classified under three categories Candidates who have once Registered for the earlier session of Higher Secondary Examination and failed or absented may apply in the same group.Candidates who have appeared for the SSLC Public examination and declared eligible for admission to Pre-University Courses of study or who have secured 35% of marks in each of the subjects prescribed for the SSLC Public Examination (X or XI) or who have passed any other examination which will be equivalent to S.S.L.C. Examination in Tamilnadu or Other State Boards are eligible to apply; provided.
i) They must have a minimum of two years gap from the year of passing SSLC Examination or equivalent Examination and
ii) They should have completed 16 years of age on the 1st day of April of the year in which Exam is held. Candidates can appear only for the subjects not involving practical under General Educaiton.
Candidates who have already passed the HSE in all the six subjects and want to improve their marks obtained earlier should apply in the HI application form. These candidates should write the Examination subject to the following conditions.
a) As per the revised system candidates should necessarily appear in all the six subjects (Part I language, Part II English and 4 optional subject Under Part III).
b) The marks secured by the candidates in the improvement Examination alone will be taken into account for admission to Higher course of study.
c) They should enclose their original HSE Mark Certificate and Chalan / Demand Draft for having remitted examination fees along with the application. The application without Higher Secondary Examination Mark Certificate in original will be rejected.
The original Mark Certificate of earlier examinations will be cancelled and the Improvement Mark Certificate alone will be issued to them.