Maharashtra Board MSBSHSE Class 10 SSC results: Lowest pass percentage in 3 yrs
The pass percentage in the Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) was 88.74%. Girls did better, with 91.46% passing as against 86.51% boyseducation Updated: Jun 14, 2017 11:50 IST
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) Class 10 Senior SSC results were declared today - recording the lowest pass percentage in three years. At 88.74%, (Girls: 91.46%, Boys 86.51%) the success rate dropped marginally by 0.8% compared to last year.
Mumbai division’s overall pass percentage (freshers and repeater candidates) dropped to 84.9%, from last year’s 86.4%. This is the lowest success rate for the division in the last three years. It was 86.13% in 2015. Similarly, Maharashtra’s overall pass percentage fell to 85.74% this year, from 86.4% in 2016 and 87.7% in 2015.
As many as 81,000 students from across the state received extra marks for cultural activities such as singing, dancing, and drawing. On the other hand, only 3,903 students were awarded sports marks. Out of 17 lakh students in the state, 1.8 lakh failed in less than three subjects and have been allowed to keep term (ATKT) and move to the next grade. Around 48, 570 students secured above 90%.
The students can now access their results at www.mahresult.nic.in.
More than 17 lakh students-including 3.8 lakh from Mumbai division-from 21,433 schools across Maharashtra appeared for the exam held in March, earlier this year.
Students are worried about the marking scheme in the SSC exams this year as the board has decided to award average marks for 516 papers that were stolen from Isra School, Dahisar in April. The papers were stolen from the school principal’s office by teens posing as scrap dealers. They included History, Sanskrit, and Science answer-sheets.
This incident was followed by another complaint by a local political party activists claiming that a video clip recorded by them showed an examiner checking the papers at an eatery. However, the board did not find any conclusive evidence to prove it.
The results were delayed by close to a week because on March 7, instead of March 1 owing to the civic polls.
Rumours about date of the results were doing the rounds for the last two weeks rumours creating panic among students. “I am glad that the result dates have been finally announced, it is better than an endless wait,” said Sumeet Jadhav, an SSC student from Mahim. “I used to check the website every few days to find out whether it has been declared.”