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Pune: Girls outshine boys in Maharashtra HSC Board exams 2017

There has been an increase of 6.40 per cent in the performance of female candidates, as opposed to the male candidates all over Maharashtra.

pune Updated: May 30, 2017 17:25 IST
Ananya Barua
Pune
Students celebrate their success after the announcement of CBSE class 12th results. (PTI)

Maintaining the past years' trend, girls outperformed boys in the Maharashtra HSC board exam, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. Among those who cleared the exam 93.87 per cent were girls while 85.04 per cent were boys. Maharashtra's overall passing percentage was 89.5 per cent, slightly better than last year. 

Pune secured the third spot and managed to record higher than the state average with 91.16 per cent of students passing the examination held in March 2017. A total number of 13,9,632 male candidates, and 10,2,305 female candidates appeared for the board examinations. 

 The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) chairman, Gangadhar Mhamane said, “There has been an increase of 6.40 per cent in the performance of female candidates, as opposed to the male candidates all over Maharashtra.” At the state level, Konkan region scored highest with 95.2 per cent students clearing the exam while Kolhapur with 91.4 per cent secured second spot. Mumbai, however, has secured the lowest percentage of passed candidates with 88.21 per cent.