Maharashtra State Education Board likely to implement Open Book Examination Pattern 

Maharashtra State Education Board likely to implement Open Book Examination Pattern

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According to the State Board President, the Maharashtra State Board Of Secondary And Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has announced that it is considering the Open Book Exam following the Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) decision.

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) may soon hold a pilot run of open-book tests in a few selected schools like their Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).  

An official from the School Education Department said, “While no decision can be made yet, there have been discussions within the State Education circle regarding the potential benefits of the pattern such as enhancing analytical skills among students and discouraging rote learning. However, the decision will only be made after thorough testing and evaluation to ensure it is beneficial for the students. Currently, there is no concrete decision on this matter, he concluded.”

Earlier on February 29, Chairman of MSBSHSE Sharad Gosavi announced that the Board is now going to implement the Open Book Examination pattern for the students. 

Sharad Gosavi, Chairperson of State Board said, “We are considering open book Examinations (OBE) for students of classes 9 to 12. A decision regarding the implementation of the examination method will be taken based on responses. The method can be useful to prevent malpractices in Examinations and help students better understand the concepts and formula of the syllabus.”

There have been mixed reactions towards this initiative. While some have applauded and appreciated the decision, others have expressed concerns about how it would be carried out.