How to Prepare for the 2024 Maharashtra HSC Board Within a Month: Tips, Guides, and Strategies


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 How to Prepare for the 2024 Maharashtra HSC Board Within a Month

Are you a student of the Maharashtra State Board preparing for your 12th standard exams? With the HSC exams just a month away, it's natural to feel overwhelmed and anxious. But with right preparation and strategy, you can still ace your exams.

From the syllabus to study materials and tips for studying effectively, we’re discussing the best ways to prepare for your Maharashtra HSC exams within a month.

Understanding the HSC Syllabus

Before diving into your 12th Board exam preparation, it's crucial to have a clear understanding of the HSC syllabus. The Maharashtra State Board has a vast syllabus for standard 12th, covering various subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, and more.

To ensure that you cover all the topics and subtopics, it's essential to have a copy of the HSC syllabus. You can easily find it on the official website of the Maharashtra State Board.

Prioritising Subjects

Once you have the syllabus, it's time to prioritise the chapters you need to cover.

Here is the chapter-wise weightage of a couple of subjects to help you set your priority:

Standard 12 Science: Subject-wise and Chapter-wise Weightage

Chapter-wise Weightage: Std 12 HSC Physics
Sr. No. Chapter Name Marks with Option
1 Rotational Dynamics 7
2 Mechanical Properties of Fluids 7
3 Kinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation 7
4 Thermodynamics 7
5 Oscillations 5
6 Superposition of Waves 6
7 Waves Optics 7
8 Electrostatics 6
9 Current Electricity 6
10 Magnetic Fields Due to Electric Current 6
11 Magnetic Materials 5
12 Electromagnetic Induction 7
13 AC Circuits 6
14 Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter 5
15 Structure of Atoms and Nuclei 6
16 Semiconductor Devices 5


Chapter-wise Weightage: Std 12 HSC Chemistry
Sr. No. Chapter Name Marks with Option
1 Solid State 5
2 Solutions 6
3 Ionic Equilibria 6
4 Chemical Thermodynamics 8
5 Electrochemistry 7
6 Chemical Kinetics 6
7 Elements of Groups 16, 17 and 18  8
8 Transition and Inner Transition Elements 8
9 Coordination Compounds  7
10 Halogen Derivatives 7
11 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers  6
12 Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids  8
13 Amines 4
14 Biomolecules 4
15 Introduction to Polymer Chemistry  4
16 Green Chemistry and Nanochemistry  4


Chapter-wise Weightage: Std 12 HSC Mathematics
Sr. No. Chapter Name Marks with Option
1 Mathematical Logic 8
2 Matrices 6
3 Trigonometric Functions 10
4 Pair of Straight Lines 6
5 Vectors 12
6 Line and Plane 10
7 Linear Programming 4
8 Differentiation 9
9 Applications of Derivatives  9
10 Indefinite Integration 10
11 Definite Integration  6
12 Application of Definite Integration  4
13 Differential Equations  8
14 Probability Distributions  5
15 Binomial Distribution 5


Chapter-wise Weightage: Std 12 HSC Biology
Sr. No. Chapter Name Marks with Option
1 Reproduction in Lower and Higher Plants  8
2 Reproduction in Lower and Higher Animals 8
3 Inheritance and Variation 6
4 Molecular Basis of Inheritance 6
5 Origin and Evolution of Life 6
6 Plant Water Relation  7
7 Plant Growth and Mineral Nutrition 7
8 Respiration and Circulation 10
9 Control and Co-ordination 11
10 Human Health and Diseases  4
11 Enhancement of Food Production  6
12 Biotechnology 7
13 Organisms and Populations   4
14 Ecosystems and Energy Flow  4
15 Biodiversity, Conservation and Environmental Issues 4


Standard 12 Commerce: Subject-wise and Chapter-wise Weightage

Chapter-wise Weightage: Std 12 HSC Commerce Economics
Sr. No. Chapter Name Marks with Option
1 Introduction to Micro-economics and Macro-economics  10
2 Utility Analysis 10
3A Demand Analysis  12
3B Elasticity of Demand 12
4 Supply Analysis 10
5 Forms of Market 10
6 Index Numbers 11
7 National Income 12
8 Public Finance in India 12
9 Money Market and Capital Market in India 11
10 Foreign Trade of India  6


Chapter-wise Weightage: Std 12 HSC Secretarial Practice
Sr. No. Chapter Name Marks with Option
1 Introduction to Corporate Finance 25
2 Sources of Corporate Finance
3 Issue of Shares 
4 Issue of Debentures  35
5 Deposits
6 Correspondence with Members 18
7 Correspondence with Debenture Holders 
8 Correspondence with Depositors
9 Depository System  11
10 Dividend and Interest 13
11 Financial Market 14
12 Stock Exchange


Chapter-wise Weightage: Std 12 HSC Organisation of Commerce and Management
Sr. No. Chapter Name Marks with Option
1 Principles of Management 12
2 Functions of Management  15
3 Entrepreneurship Development 5
4 Business Services  27
5 Emerging Modes of Business 10
6 Social Responsibilities of Business Organisations 10
7 Consumer Protection  17
8 Marketing 20


Chapter-wise Weightage: Std 12 HSC Book Keeping And Accountancy
Sr. No. Chapter Name Problem Objective Problem Objective
1 Introduction to Partnership and Partnership Final Accounts 12 4 12 4
2 Accounts of ‘Not for Profit’ Concerns 12 4 12 4
3 Reconstitution of Partnership (Admission of Partner) 20 2 40 2
4 Reconstitution of Partnership (Retirement of Partner) 2 2
5 Dissolution of Partnership Firm 2 2
6 Bills of Exchange 2 2
7 Reconstitution of Partnership (Death of Partner) 16 1 32 1
8 Company Accounts - Issue of Shares 1 1
9 Analysis of Financial Statements 1 1
10 Computer In Accounting 1 1


Standard 12 Arts: Subject-wise and Chapter-wise Weightage

Chapter-wise Weightage: Std 12 HSC History
Sr. No. Chapter Name Marks with Option
1 Effects of Events in Europe on India 10
2 Process of Colonisation 10
3 Colonisation in India 9
4 Resistance to European Colonisation in Maharashtra 10
5 Indian Struggle Against Colonialism  19
6 Decolonisation to Political Integration of India 9
7 Decolonisation of Regions outside India 8
8 World Wars and India 10
9 Cold War 10
10 India Transformed 20

Gathering Study Materials

The next step is to gather all the necessary study materials, including textbooks, notes, and class 12 Maharashtra Board previous years' question papers.

If you think you do not have enough time to run through the textbooks, get HSC notes with winning ready-made answers, which are in line with the current syllabus and paper pattern.

Watch Videos

Online videos/tutorials can be a powerful tool to help you understand topics quickly and easily. They simplify complex concepts through engaging animations. They also give you the flexibility to learn at your own pace, any time, and anywhere. Compared to reading lengthy texts, they save you a lot of time! Choose channels and educators whose explanation style resonates with you. Take notes, pause and rewind when needed, and actively engage with the material.

Tips For Effective HSC Board Preparation In 30 Days

Now that you have all the necessary study materials, it's time to start studying. Here are some class 12th preparation tips to help you make the most of your study sessions:

  • Focus on Scoring Subjects

Every student finds that one subject challenging. However, did you realise that these subjects can help you achieve excellent board scores?

Like if you are a Science student, Mathematics can be your scoring subject. You get points for every step you get correct. If you ace all the steps, you grab full marks for that problem. The trick is to understand the concepts really well and practice regularly. It's not just about memorizing formulae–try applying them to different problems. Similarly in Commerce, Accounting can help you score good grades, too, by getting every step correct when solving a problem. Grasp the underlying principles and logic behind every accounting rule. Accuracy is everything in Accounting. So, it is a must that you double-check your calculations.

Even Geography in Arts is your scoring key. Geography offers a more objective marking system. Practise working with maps and memorise the objective type of questions really well. This way, you have a great chance of getting the maximum marks for these questions.

  • Create a Study Schedule

With only a month left for your exams, it’s a bit difficult to have everything in your schedule. So what can you do? Create a schedule with the chapters you’ve prioritised. This doesn't mean neglecting other subjects but adjusting your schedule to spend more quality time on the identified priority subjects. Create a weekly schedule so you cover every subject. Make sure you make the most of your time by using smart learning methods with this schedule, such as memory maps, practising solving past exam papers, creating timelines, etc. 

  • Practise Previous Years' Question Papers

Practising class 12th Maharashtra Board previous years' question papers is one thing you shouldn’t skip. This single strategy has the potential to make or break your performance. Think of an amazing Physics whiz named Akash solving past papers under timed conditions. Each time he solves a past paper, it’s like levelling up in a game. That’s right! As you go on solving past papers, you start seeing a pattern in the questions asked. You also identify your weak spots and instinctively start working on them. Past papers aren’t just about grades, they’re like a secret training ground for the exam day.

  • Revise Regularly

For your 12th Board exam preparation, revision is key to retaining information. Revision is the process of reviewing and going over previously learned material to reinforce knowledge and enhance retention. The goal of the revision is to refresh memory and solidify understanding. Imagine the path you take to college or home every day. You can recall the path without much effort. That’s exactly how revising helps. Making revision a habit ensures that knowledge is not only acquired but also retained and recalled quickly.

  • Solve Model Papers

Solving model papers can be a valuable tool for students in several ways. Model papers mimic the actual exam format, structure, and marking scheme. Solving them boosts muscle memory, speed, and accuracy—all while easing test anxiety. Just like previous years’ board papers, the more you solve, the better.


The clock may be ticking, but your potential is limitless. Now that you are equipped with the essential tools, you can turn this time crunch into an opportunity. Just prioritise effectively, study strategically, and revise relentlessly. 

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