The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or MSBSHSE (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र राज्य माध्यमिक आणि उच्च माध्यमिक शिक्षण मंडळ), is an autonomous and statutory body established in 1965 and amended in the year 1977 under the provisions of the Maharashtra Act No. 41 of 1965. The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) is also known as Maharashtra Board or the State Board Of Maharashtra. The board conducts HSC and SSC Exams in the state of Maharashtra.
The board was established on 1st January 1966 to manage certain events concerning the secondary education in Maharashtra as Maharashtra State Secondary Education Boards. This act was revised in the year 1976. This act changed the name of Maharashtra Board to its current name, which is Maharashtra State Board Of Secondary And Higher Secondary Education
The function of MSBSHSE is implementation and formation of certain rules & regulations according to the management which is set by Maharashtra and also the Central Board. The board is also in charge of implementing and the forming the curriculum and syllabus of all the Maharashtra State Board Books, exam timetable, etc. MSBSHSE also takes responsibility for fairly conducting exams, creating textbooks, etc.
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education conducts exam twice every year. Around 14 lakh students, appear for HSC and 17 lakh appear for Maharashtra SSC Board exam conducted by MSBSHSE every year. The exams are conducted in Maharashtra by its 9 Divisional Boards located at Aurangabad, Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Nasik, Latur, Amravati Ratnagiri, and Nagpur.