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90.65 students in Class nine have passed in 2019-2020: SCERT

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By Namrata Devikar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 10:16 PM IST

A total of 90.65 percent Class nine students have passed in Pune district in the 2019-2020 academic year, according to the data submitted at the Systematic Administrative Reforms for Achieving Learning by Student (SARAL) portal.

Overall, 94.69 percent students have passed in this academic year in Maharashtra.

On Friday, the state government announced the evaluation criteria for the state board students of Class 10, the examinations of which have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic. Marks will be given on the basis of the internal assessment of the performance of students this year and that of Class nine.

Speaking about the evaluation, Vikas Garad, deputy director, Maharashtra State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) said that the results of students of Class nine are available.

“There are 94.69 percent students from 9th standard who were promoted to Class 10 in the state. The total number of students who have passed class nine were 18,31,344 and those who failed were 24,107. The students who failed were 1.25 per cent. This part of evaluation is ready with the schools,” said Garad.

Harishchandra Gaikwad, president of the Pune district principals’ association said that the decision by the state is welcome.

“Class nine results are ready with the schools. Now, the schools have to focus on class 10 assessment of the students. Of the 50 marks for Class 10, 30 will be based on tests that the schools have conducted and 20 will be for internal assessment for Class 10. Schools have already started the preparation for the same,” said Gaikwad.

Varsha Gaikwad, state school education minister, on Friday said that all students who were to appear for Class 10 exams will be promoted and marks will be given on the basis of the internal assessment of their performance this year and that of Class nine.

Medha Sinnarkar, principal of Apte Prashala said that there are few students in each class who may not be a part of the assessment.

“Some students who went to their village or could not participate in projects due to network issues are who may not have been evaluated. Teachers would have to follow up thoroughly with these students. Otherwise, the result can be prepared easily. Some schools like ours have already conducted an examination so preparing the results will be easier,” said Sinnarkar.

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District wise Class nine result for 2019-2020

Pune district

Pass percent - 90.65

Failed percent-- 2.48

Not entered-- 6.87

Maharashtra

Pass percent--94.69

Failed percent-- 1.25

Not entered--4.07

Source: SCERT

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