Maharashtra Board (MSBSHSE) Class 10 SSC results declared
MSBSHSE will announce the Class 10, Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam results online today at 1pmeducation Updated: Jun 13, 2017 13:03 IST
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) will announce the Class 10, Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam results online today at 1pm, under the shadow of paper leaks and other malpractices.
Students will be able to view their marks on 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.
The marking scheme in the SSC exams this year has been a cause for concern for students as the board has decided to award average marks for 516 papers stolen from Isra School, Dahisar, in April. Teenagers posing as scrap dealers stole papers from the school principal’s office, which included history, Sanskrit, and science answer-sheets.
This incident was followed by another complaint by 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.
“We will calculate the student’s average marks from other subjects and put that as the score for the missing paper,” said Duttatray Jagtap, chairperson of the divisional board, which includes Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Palghar and Raigad.
Students are worried with the board’s decision because they feel that the marking will not be fair. The SSC scores are important as these play a vital role in the first year junior college (Class 11) admissions.
“SSC scores are very important. Every mark matters and can cost a student a seat in the college of their choice,” said Suresh Nair, principal, Vivek Vidyalaya, Goregaon.
Teachers said that the students’ morale had hit a low after the incident as they felt that their efforts would go waste if the papers were lost.
“Students are demotivated with the board’s decision to mark them on their overall performance and not according to their efforts in the particular paper. Even so, I support the board’s decision,” said Uday Nare, teacher, Hansraj Morarji Public School, Andheri.
But many were relieved when the board announced the official result date on Monday evening, putting an end to a long and frustrating wait for results this year.
The results were delayed by close to a week because on March 7, instead of March 1 owing to the civic polls.
Rumours about the result dates in the last two weeks have spread 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.”
Officials said that the delay in results was on account of a variety of factors, one of which was a 3% spike in the numbers of exam takers. “There were more answer sheets to evaluate, when compared to past 10 to 20 years. But the number of examiners and moderators has remained the same. So it took time to complete assessments,” said Jagtap.
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.