Maharashtra’s performance saw a marginal improvement from last year in the 2013 All-India Senior School Certificate Examination (Class 12), the results of which were announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday.
The state improved its pass percentage from 92.77 in 2012 to 93.87, and ranked fifth among nine states in Chennai region, which has an overall pass percentage of 91.83.
Girls have once again left boys behind in the race. The pass percentage of girls in the state is 95.43 and that of boys is 92.63.
Several schools including Apeejay School at Kharghar, Navy Children School at Colaba, and RN Podar School at Santacruz secured 100% results. “Of the 235 students who appeared for the exam, 149 have scored above 90%,” said Avnita Bir, principal, RN Podar.
Around 11,247 students appeared for the exam from the state. The results assume greater significance for IIT and NIT aspirants, as the marks will carry 40% weightage in the joint entrance examination (JEE).
The cut-off for top 20 percentile for JEE in the general category for CBSE students is 391 this year. “I scored 294 in JEE (Main) and 96.8% in the board exams. I am confident of a seat in one of the IITs,” said Shivam Bansal from DAV Public School, Navi Mumbai.