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Shillong, Jan 18: An official of Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) on Monday said that the discussion is on to finalise the date for holding the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examinations.

“We will discuss when we shall conduct the examination,” said M Marbaniang, Joint Director of MBoSE.

Around 78,000-80,000 candidates and 40,000-42,000 candidates are likely to appear for SSLC and HSSLC respectively.

“Institutions are still submitting the forms of the students from their respective schools. We assume that around 78,000-80,000 from SSLC and 40,000-42,000 candidates from HSSLC students will appear this year”, Marbaniang added.

On intervention being made to prevent any leakage of exam question papers, he said, “… utmost care will be taken to ensure no lapses are there, such as the leakage of confidential papers in any centres. This is our priority.”

On examinations being conducted in the midst of a pandemic, the officer said that the Board will adhere to SOPs issued by the government to hold the examination.

He also informed that the students of class X and XII are having regular classes in January and February and they will hopefully complete the syllabus.


The Joint Director of Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) M. Marbaniang has appealed to the general public to not play with the sentiments of the students in the wake of a fake notification circulated in social media.

Recently, the officer had clarified that the notification that the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) will start on April 6, 2021, is fake.

Speaking to Hub News, he said, “We did not expect that such things will happen but we will have to see that these things will not happen again in the future. So from the office department, we will ensure that these things should not happen again”.

He appealed to the general public that it is not wise to play with the sentiment of the student and to let the authority concerned issue the notification at the right time.


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