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Three days after the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) announced the SSC (Class X) results, several students have complained to their school principals that there are errors in the results.
One student in Anjuman-I-Islam Urdu all-girls’ school, Kurla, had passed in all subjects but failed in grade subjects, as specified in her online marksheet.
“However, our records show that she has not failed in any of the grade subjects,” said principal Minhaj Siddiqui, who said similar such cases had been recorded in the all-boys’ school in Kurla as well as Saboo Siddik Technical High School.
Grade subjects include physical education, personality development and vocation guide among others.
Grades are awarded to students in these subjects by their schools and forwarded to the Board.
Jean Gomes, principal of Michael School, Kurla, which was a centre for private students appearing for Class X examination, said, “Some of the private students were not able to access their results properly. In some cases, it is not clear if the student has passed or failed.”
In SVP Vidyalaya, Kandivli, one student has passed in all subjects but one.
“He has secured 34 marks in Social Studies, which is one mark less than the pass mark,” said Sangeeta Srivastava, the principal of SVP Vidyalaya. She said it was unclear if the student had been awarded grace marks.
“If a student scores above 20 in a subject, he/she is awarded 15 grace marks. I will write to the board to find out if this student was awarded grace marks,” said Srivastava.
The principals now plan to write to the board and seek clarity on the matter.
Principals should bring issues to the notice of the board if the case was genuine, said S Y Chandekar, secretary, Mumbai division of MSBSHSE. “Students can go for verification of marks, in case of any doubts.”
Regarding grade subjects, he said, “Sometimes the student is marked absent by the school in a particular grade subject. In such cases, the student is marked fail.”
He said the board had received a case where a student had been marked absent in physical education by the school but after the announcement of results, the principal produced the records in which the student had passing grades.
Chandekar also said that a student would be awarded 15 grace marks in a maximum of three subjects.