The overall pass percentage of the Mumbai division in the SSC exams went up this year by 4.06 per cent over last year, even as the state pass percentage at 91.46 per cent also saw an increase by 3.14 percentage points over last year.
For yet another year, girls outperformed boys in the SSC exams. In the Mumbai division, the pass percentage of girls was 93.96 per cent, while it was 91.91 per cent for boys. In all, 15,72,268 students appeared for exam across the state, of which the passing percentage of girls was 90.53 (6,97,409), while it was 84.47 (7,15,775) for boys. The results of SSC exams, conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), were declared Monday.
Mumbai secured the fourth position among nine divisions by recording a pass percentage of 92.90 percent.
The highest pass percentage among the nine divisions was recorded by Konkan at 96.54 per cent, while Latur division recorded the lowest pass percentage at 86.38 per cent. Further, the divisional board of Pune recorded 95.10 per cent, Nagpur was at 87.01 per cent, Aurangabad at 90.57 per cent, Kolhapur at 95.12 per cent, Amravati at 86.84 per cent and Nashik at 92.16 per cent.
MSBSHSE Chairman Gangadhar Mhamane said, “This year, the overall performance of the state has shown a significant rise over last year and has recorded 91.46 per cent as compared to 88.32 per cent last year. We launched the class improvement scheme last year and students can go for the scheme in October 2015 and March 2016. The ‘best of five’ and ATKT scheme are also available for the students to secure admission in FYJC this year.”
In all, 15,72,268 students appeared for the exam across Maharashtra, in which the passing percentage of girls was 90.53 (6,97,409) and for boys 84.47 (7,15,775).
In Maharashtra, 3.74 lakh students scored a distinction and above, while 85,973 students scored distinction in Mumbai. Over one lakh students secured pass class across Maharashtra abd 4,731 schools recorded 100 per cent result. Further, only 21 schools had zero per cent result in the nine divisions as compared to last year when 105 schools across the state had zero per cent result.
Students who failed to clear the SSC exam, can get a second chance within a month from the declaration of their results, from the next academic year. School Education Minister Vinod Tawde Monday announced the scheme, stating that the move will give thousands of students a second chance.
Tawde said, “The overall performance of the state has improved as compared to last year. This year, the number of students who passed across all the divisions has increased. This year, only 8 per cent students have failed. Hence, with a view to give students one more chance to clear the exam, we have taken this decision. It will help them take admission to class 11 in the same year,” he said.
Collect marksheets on June 15
Students will be able to get the hard copy of their marksheets at 11 am on June 15 in their schools. The verification of marks can be done from June 15 to June 25 with a photocopy of their marksheet. Application for photocopy of the answer sheet can be submitted till July 7.