The pass percentage of the state in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam,the results for which were declared on Wednesday,went up by over five this year. Mumbai division secured fourth place with a pass percentage of 88.94 this year a marginal rise as compared to last years 87.93.
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) had conducted the SSC exam in March from nine divisions Pune,Mumbai,Nagpur,Aurangabad,Kolhapur,Amravati,Nashik,Latur and Konkan. Over 14.85 lakh fresh candidates appeared for the Class X examination this year,of which around 12.08 lakh passed. The state registered a pass percentage of 81.32 this year as compared to last years 76.06. In 2011,the state overall pass percentage had dropped by two from the previous year.
This year,the newly formed Konkan division secured the first position in the examination. It registered the highest pass percentage of 93.94. It was followed by Pune (90.71 per cent),Kolhapur (89.17per cent) and Mumbai. Latur division secured the lowest pass percentage in the state with 69.01.
The success rate of girls in the state is higher than the boys this year,too. Girl students across the state secured a pass percentage of 82.96 as compared to the 79.9 for boys.
According to the state government directives,printouts of online results can be considered authorised for the online admission process. However,marksheets will be issued to students by their respective schools on June 22.
There will be no announcement of the names of aggregate toppers in the state or in any of the nine divisions. This practice followed for decades while declaring the HSC and SSC results was discarded by the state board in 2010 to reduce the stress among students.
Students can apply for re-evaluation or supplementary exam by July 2.
Students who are unhappy with their marks can opt for the Class Improvement Scheme. Those who want to opt for this can write the SSC examination in September/October 2012. With this scheme,students who passed in the first attempt are allowed another attempt to improve their score through the supplementary examination.
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