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Pre-Higher Elementary Scholarship Examination (Class VII) and Pre-Secondary Scholarship Examination (Class VII) February – Notification 2020

PRE UPPER PRIMARY SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION STD 5TH (PUP)

(PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP EXAM)

After several experts worked on a new format for the state scholarship exam, the revised syllabus and pattern has finally received approval from the state government. Teacher training programmes would begin across the state on the new pattern soon. Confirming the approval, RV Godhane, commissioner, Maharashtra State Council of Examinations (MSCE) said one of the major changes would be instead of a three-paper exam, it would be a two-paper one.

Every year, more than 15 lakh students appear for the Middle School Scholarship (MSS) and High School Scholarship (HSS) exams in the state which till now were held for classes IV and VII students. However, from the next academic year, it would be held for classes V and VIII to suit the requirements of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009.

An 11-member committee headed by Gangadhar Mhamane, director, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), was constituted to restructure the new syllabus keeping increase in eligibility criteria as a key factor.
Till now, there used to be three papers for the exams of 100 marks each which included the first and second language in the first paper, Maths in the second paper and History in the third paper. But in the proposed pattern, there would be two exams of 75 marks each. MSCE sources said the first paper would have first language and Maths while the second paper would have other subjects.

Note:

Former name of the Exams are as Follow respectively:
1. Middle School Scholarship Exam
2. Higher School Scholarship Exam

New name of the Exams are as Follow respectively:
1. Pre Upper Primary Scholarship Examination Std 5th (PUP)
2. Pre Secondary Scholarship Examination Std 8th (PSS)

ELIGIBILITY / EXAM PATTERN

Maharashtra State Council of Examination conducts Middle School Scholarship Examination with the following objectives

  • To undertake talent search at the end of Primary Schooling i.e. at the end of 4th Standard.
  • To nurture and encourage talented and deserving students by recognising and providing them financial support.

Maharashtra State Scholarship Exam


Eligibility Criteria:-

Regular students studying in government recognized schools in 4th standard and 5th standard  are eligible for this scholarship.

Age limit:- 12 to 15 years (Category based),

General – 12 Years

Mode of Applications:- Application in prescribed format must be submitted to the concern Education Officer of the district or  Education Officer of BMC Greater Mumbai.

Fees:-
For (General / non backward):-
Application form Fee – Rs.20/-
Examination Fee – Rs.60/-

For BC:-
Application form Fee:- Rs.20/-
Examination Fee – Nil

Late Fee: Rs.50/- per student (for open and BC category also)

SC, ST, VJNT candidates are exempted from Examination fee. (Rs.60/-)

Examination Date / Schedule:-

Every year the Examination conducted normally on Third Sunday of February, in around 5500 odd examination centres in all the districts of the state of Maharashtra

Exam Pattern:-

Scholarship Amount

Rs 1000 per year for 3 years.

Syllabus for Pre Upper Primary Scholarship Examination Std 5th (PUP)

PUP & PSS  February – Notification 2020

Std 8th- Pre Secondary Scholarship Examination (PSS)

(PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP EXAM)

Pre Secondary Scholarship Examination Std 8th (PSS) 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.

ELIGIBILITY / EXAM PATTERN

Maharashtra State Council of Examination conducts Middle School Scholarship Examination with the following objectives

  1. To undertake talent search at the end of Pre- Secondary Schooling i.e. at the end of 7th Standard.
  2. To nurture and encourage talented and deserving students by recognising and providing them financial support.

ELIGIBILITY 

Regular students studying in government recognized schools in 7th standard and 8th standard  are eligible for this scholarship.

Age limit:- 14 to 18 years (Category based),

General – 14 Years

Mode of Applications:- Application in prescribed format must be submitted to the concern Education Officer of the district or  Education Officer of BMC Greater Mumbai.

Fees:-

For (General / non backward):-
Application form Fee – Rs.20/-
Examination Fee – Rs.60/-

For BC:-
Application form Fee:- Rs.20/-
Examination Fee – Nil

Late Fee: Rs.50/- per student (for open and BC category also)

Additional Late Fee: Government Resolution no S.C.H. 2005 /236/05/ SC-1 Dated 3/4/2006 Additional Late Fee will be charged as mentioned below.

* SC, ST, VJNT candidates are exempted from Examination fee. (Rs.60/-)

Examination Date:- 

3rd Sunday month of February

Exam Pattern:-

Paper Subject No. of Questions Marks
1 First Language 25 50
  Mathematics 50 100
  Total 75 150
2 Third Language 25 50
  Intelligence Test 50 100
  Total 75 150

Scholarship Amount

Rs 1000 per year for 3 years





Syllabus for Pre Secondary Scholarship Examination Std 8th (PSS)

English-First Language

Mathematics

Marathi-Third Language

Intelligence Test

 

Note: All questions are MCQ with 4 options in answer but 20% question are with 5 options in answer, you have to mark 2 options if both options are looking right

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