Maharashtrian government held Maharashtra State Council Examination on March 18 under which 17,552 students secured middle school scholarship. This year, Optical Mark Readable marksheets were introduced for objective type
papers. This ensured in faster processing of result. About 6.99 lakh students appeared for this exam. Around 3.62 lakh students cleared the examination, out
of which 17,552 students were selected for scholarship. Apart from the quota for SC, ST and OBC, each district was awarded with 10 scholarships. The merit list contained 116 names from rural areas, 106 names from urban areas and 50 names from CBSE/ICSE boards.