The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र राज्य माध्यमिक व उच्च माध्यमिक शिक्षण मंडळ) is a statutory and autonomous body established under the Maharashtra Secondary Boards Act 1965 (amended in 1977).
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education, Pune came into existence on January 1, 1966 to regulate certain matters pertaining to secondary education in the state of Maharashtra, India. The act was amended in 1976 and the name of the Board changed to its present name - The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
The most prominent task of the board is to conduct the SSC and HSC examinations. The exams are conducted in March and results declared in June. In March 2000, 1.44 million students from 13,835 schools gave the SSC examination and over 800,000 students from 3,581 schools/colleges gave the HSC examination. The exams are conducted throughout the state of Maharashtra, and students studying in the Government-run High Schools are required to give this examination for further Secondary Education, for which the admission is given on the basis on merit.
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