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Maharashtra students can check their SSC results online at 1pm on Tuesday

Mumbai city news: The results were delayed this year as the exams stared on March 7 instead of usual March 1

mumbai Updated: Jun 12, 2017 23:16 IST
Puja Pednekar
Board officials said more students appeared for the exam this year as compared to previous years.
Board officials said more students appeared for the exam this year as compared to previous years. (HT file )

The results for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam held in March will be declared online on Tuesday at 1pm. The announcement was made by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Monday. More than 3.7 lakh students took the exam from Mumbai division this year.

The SSC results were delayed this year after the exams started a week later than usual owing to the civic polls. The exams began on March 7, instead of March 1.

Officials said more students appeared for the exam this year as compared to previous years. “There were more answer sheets to evaluate, when compared to past the 10 to 20 years. But the number of examiners and moderators has remained the same. So it took time to complete assessments,” said Duttatray Jagtap, chairperson of the Mumbai divison, which includes Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad.

He said processing sports and cultural marks — awarded to students for excelling in sports and cultural activities — added to the delay.

“This is the first time we are giving students extra marks for being proficient in singing, dancing, drawing, and folk art. It took time to process and verify all the applications,” said Jagtap.

Earlier in the day, rumours began doing rounds that the board would be declaring results on Monday evening, setting panic among students. However, board officials dismissed them and asked websites and newspapers to refrain from publishing unconfirmed reports.

Students will be able to apply for verification of marks and photocopies of answer-sheets from Wednesday. The Mumbai division board has introduced a facility for students to make these requests online. Deadline for verification of marks is June 23 and photocopies can be obtained till July 3.

Low scorers need not be disheartened. Students will get two chances to improve their scores — candidates can appear for a re-exam in July-August, 2017 and in March 2018.