The state registered a 5 per cent increase in pass percentage in the Maharashtra Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination the results of which were declared on Wednesday with 12,08,170 of the 14,85,700 students who appeared for the exams passing the exam.
The pass percentage has gone up to 81.32 from 76.06 per cent last year and girls,keeping the trend,fared better with a pass percentage of 82.96 as compared to boys (79.90 per cent).
Once again,the newly established Konkan divisional board topped the state with a pass percentage of 93.14 per cent. The Konkan divisional board had the highest pass percentage in the recently declared HSC results.
In the SSC,Pune division was second with 90.71 pass per cent. Latur recorded the lowest pass percentage,69.01,among the nine divisional boards in the state.
Pune division,comprising Pune,Ahmednagar and Solapur districts,recorded an increase in pass percentage by 4.8 per cent with 2,18,133 students passing from the 2,40,480 who appeared. Pune district registered a pass percentage of 92.77,a 4.7 per cent increase from last year.
A total of 1,14,865 students appeared for the exams from the district of whom 1,05,853 passed. Pass percentage of girls stood at 92.88 per cent and boys was 91.51 per cent.
Several well-known city schools performed well with Nutan Marathi Vidyalaya Prashala for Boys registering 89.73 pass percentage,Modern High School Pashan Road registering 100 per cent pass,Laxmanrao Apte Prashala,Apte Road getting 94 per cent,and Jijamata Girls High School and Junior college 95.98 per cent.
A total of 5,649 differently abled students appeared for the exams in the state of whom 4,386 (77.63 per cent) students passed. Of the 825 dyslexic students who appeared for the examination,762 (92.36 per cent) cleared the SSC.
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