The results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) were declared on Tuesday. The overall pass percentage of the Mumbai division dipped marginally by 0.08 per cent from last year. However, the pass percentage of the state has seen an increase by five per cent over last year.
The overall pass percentage of the state this year was 88.32, with Mumbai securing the fifth position (88.84 per cent). The Konkan region with 95.57 per cent topped the nine divisions, and Latur division recorded the lowest with 81.86 per cent.
MSBSHSE chairman Gangadhar Mhamane said, “The state’s overall performance has improved compared to last year. Students can opt for the Class Improvement Scheme in October 2014 and March 2015. The best of five and Allowed To Keep Term (ATKT) schemes are also available for students to secure admission to FYJC this year.”
In all, 15,49,784 students appeared for the examination across the state, of which the pass percentage of girls was 90.55 (6,36,578) and for boys 86.47 (7,32,218). In Mumbai, 3,44,338 students appeared for the SSC exams, of which 3,05,912 students passed. A total 3.2 lakh students secured distinction and around 40,000 students across the state secured more than 90 per cent.
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Board withholds results of 1,500 students, chaos at office
By : Dipti singh
The Mumbai divisional office of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) in Vashi witnessed chaos on Tuesday as the board reserved and withheld the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam results of over 1,500 students from across the city, citing technical errors and discrepancies in their mark sheets. The board has blamed the schools for the goof-up, and has assured that the students will get their results in the next two days. The state board has decided to conduct an inquiry on erring schools and penalise them, if found guilty.
According to officials of the Mumbai divisional board, this year, several schools were either late in submitting internal marks of oral exams and practicals, or submitted wrong marks. “Many schools submitted oral and practical exam marks late. By that time, the results were tallied and prepared, hence, the delayed marks could not be included. In many cases, students who appeared for exams were marked absent. We have to first verify and then rectify the errors,” said Laxmikant Pande, chairman of the Mumbai divisional board.
Agitated parents thronged the state board’s office and waited for hours to get information on their wards’ results. Mehrin Batliwala (46), mother of a student whose result was reserved, said, “I cannot leave without verifying the status of my daughter’s results. Her friends told her, reserved meant she had failed. My daughter has since then not eaten anything.”
The HSC results this year were also declared with errors. Around 42 HSC students of R K Talreja college in Ulhasnagar were marked absent for a practical exam by mistake. As many as 21 similar cases were reported from Kolad High School and Junior College in Raigad, and three from Wilson college at Girgaum Chowpatty.