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Maharashtra HSC board result declared: 88.41% students pass

Maharashtra HSC board result: The Maharashtra State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) declared the result of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), or Class 12 board examination on Wednesday

Board Exams 2018 Updated: May 31, 2018 14:23 IST
Ananya Barua and Parth Welankar
Ananya Barua and Parth Welankar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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HSC board result: Konkan secured the highest pass percentage of 94.85%, followed by Kolhapur with 91%, Pune (89.58%), Aurangabad (88.74%), and Amravati (88.08%).(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The Maharashtra State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) declared the result of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), or Class 12 board examination on Wednesday, with a total pass percentage of 88.41%. The results were declared at 1 pm, on the Board’s official website, mahresult.nic.in.

A total of 14,18,645 registered for the exam of which 14,16,986 students appeared and 12, 52,817 students passed, the Class 12 February-March 2018 HSC boards.

In the divisional results, Konkan secured the highest pass percentage of 94.85%, followed by Kolhapur with 91%, Pune (89.58%), Aurangabad (88.74%), and Amravati (88.08%). While Mumbai was on 6th position with 87.44%, Nashik had the lowest pass percentage of 86.13%.

According to board chairperson, Shakuntala Kale, girls have outshined boys for the third consecutive year securing a pass percentage of 92.36%. Girls secured 7.13% more than 85.23% boys who cleared the exam. Of the total 6,33,090 girls who appeared for the exam, 5,84,692 have passed. This year, 7,83, 896 boys appeared for the exam and 6,68,125 cleared it.

The HSC examinations, had begun on February 21 till March 20, were taken by 14,85,000 students, including 834,000 boys and 650,000 girls. As many as 17,85,000 students -- 973,000 boys and 778,000 girls -- appeared for the SSC examinations held between March 1 and March 24.

A total of 5374 handicap students appeared in the HSC exams conducted in the month of Feb-March, of which 4932 passed.

This year, in order to curb cheating and copying cases, the board had hired more flying squads to conduct surprise checks at the centres, during the HSC exams.

As per the new rules, only 25 students were allowed in each exam hall, and the question papers were divided into sets of 25 each, so as to, avoid prior leak of papers. Supervisors, hence did not have to open the bundle of question papers before reaching the halls.

This was after, five HSC question papers — Marathi, secretarial practice, political science, physics and mathematics/statistics — were leaked, last year, through WhatsApp almost half an hour before the examinations. Two such cases were also registered in 2016.

First Published: May 30, 2018 13:53 IST