A part of model answer was found printed in place of a question in the question paper of English of the standard 12th Maharashtra state board examination on Tuesday.
An official of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) conceded that there was a printing error, and said necessary decision would be taken in the students' interest.
Generally in such cases, marks assigned for the question are given to the students, she said.
Board exams for Class 12th (Higher Secondary Certificate or HSC) began on Tuesday. Over 14 lakh students have registered for the exam, being conducted at 3,195 centres across Maharashtra.