58 Malpractices Reported on Day One of Maharashtra Class XII Board Exams; 15 Instances Recorded in Pune

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Pune, 21st February 2024: On the inaugural day of the Class XII examinations administered by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education, a total of 58 malpractices were reported. Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar topped the list with 26 instances, followed by Pune with 15 reported malpractices.

The ongoing 12th-grade exams, organized by the Maharashtra State Board, are scheduled from February 21 to March 23, with today featuring the English subject exam. To curb malpractices, the state board has launched a copy-free campaign and deployed 271 vigilant Bharari teams.

The Maharashtra State Board has disclosed that additional Bharari teams will conduct inspections at examination centres on a district level. Throughout the examination period, the Maharashtra State Board systematically gathers information about malpractices occurring in examination centres across Maharashtra.

According to the Maharashtra State Board’s report, a total of 58 malpractices were identified statewide. Notably, irregularities were reported in only five out of the nine divisional boards under the Maharashtra State Board. The breakdown includes 15 cases in the Pune Division, 2 in Nagpur Division, 26 in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar Division, and 14 in Latur Division.