SSC Class X results show that a record 88.32 per cent students have passed the examination held in February-March, beating the previous high of 83.48 per cent last year. This follows a record breaking performance by Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC, Class XII) students earlier this month.
Girls scored over boys. Compared to the 86.47 per cent of the boys who passed, 90.55 per cent of the girls who appeared for SSC this year passed.
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) declared SSC results online on Tuesday afternoon.
Students can get a printout of the statement of marks using online results.
Addressing mediapersons, MSBSHSE chairman Gangadhar Mhamane said teachers’ training workshops and sensitization programmes carried out rigorously for the last two years resulted in highest ever passing percentage in SSC examination.
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“The February-March 2014 examination was the second Class X board examination based on the revised syllabus of SSC. The State board has been carrying out teachers’ training programmes and other measures for making teachers well versed with the revised curriculum since the revised syllabus was introduced a couple of years ago. All those conscious efforts ultimately benefited students,” he said.
The previous best passing percentage for SSC examination-83.48 pc-was in 2013. The revised syllabus had introduced several reforms. Total mathematics marks were reduced from 150 to 100, including 20 marks from internal assessment.
This year, 15,49,784 students (excluding repeaters) appeared for SSC examination in nine divisional boards of MSBSHSE, of which 13,68,796 cleared the examination, taking passing percentage to 88.32.
Repeat candidates registered 24.34 per cent success with only 35,926 clearing the examination out of 1,68,508 who appeared.
The February-March 2014 HSC results announced on June 2 registered a record 90.03 per cent students clearing the examination. The February March 2014 examination was the first since the syllabus was revised.
Students will receive mark-sheets from schools 3 pm onwards from June 26. Students can apply for verification of marks between June 26 and July 5 along with a photocopy of the original mark-sheet.
Candidates can apply for photocopy of answer-sheets till July 7. Those who wish to opt for revaluation of mark-sheets will have to apply for that within five days of receiving the photocopy of answer-sheet.
Further details are available on MSBSHSE website (mahahsscboard.maharashtra.gov.in).
Rise in ‘all-failed’, ‘all-passed’ schools
As many as 105 schools in Maharashtra saw no student passing the February-March 2014 SSC examination. Last year, there were around 81 schools that recorded zero per cent results. On the other hand, 3,949 schools have 100 per cent success rate. The number of school where all the students wo appeared for the examination and passed was 2,709 last year.