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Maharashtra SSC result 2018: Pass percentage slightly up as more students score above 90%

There were 63,331 students in Maharashtra who scored above 90% as compared to 48,470 last year and Mumbai accounted for 13,329 such candidates. Last year, a little over 10,000 students in Mumbai had scored above 90%.

education Updated: Jun 08, 2018 19:02 IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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This year, 17,85,000 students — 9,73,000 boys and 7,78,000 girls — appeared for the SSC exam from March 1 to March 24.(PTI)

The number of students who cleared the secondary school certificate (SSC) or Class 10 board examination improved marginally, results announced by the Maharashtra Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on Friday showed.

The pass percentage of students in the state was at 86.4 or 0.7 points up from 2017 and in Mumbai, it was 85.05, slightly better from 84.9 last year. This year, 17,85,000 students — 9,73,000 boys and 7,78,000 girls — appeared for the SSC exam from March 1 to March 24.

The number of students scoring perfect 100% reduced this year — from 193 in 2017 to 125 this year. However, those who got above 90% were significantly more in Mumbai as well as Maharashtra.

There were 63,331 students in Maharashtra who scored above 90% as compared to 48,470 last year and Mumbai accounted for 13,329 such candidates. Last year, a little over 10,000 students in Mumbai had scored above 90%.

Shrutika Mahajan from IES Chandrakant Patkar Vidyalaya in Dombivli was among those who score 100% by getting an extra 15 marks for participating in the state level classical dance competition.

Also read: Maharashtra SSC Result 2018: Success rate rises; 125 students get 100%, including 4 in Mumbai

“I ensured I was studying regularly every day throughout the year and also practised maths for an hour every day. To relieve some stress, I also took time off for classical dance regularly,” said Shrutika Mahajan.

The cultural quota was added for the first time in 2017 in order to encourage creative and performing arts amongst students and this could be another reason for more students falling in the 90% and above category.

“The number of 90% scorers has definitely increased not just in English medium but also the vernacular medium section,” Sangeeta Srivastava, principal of Kandivali’s TP Bhatia School and Junior College, said

Girls once again did better as 91.97% cleared the exam as compared to 87.27% boys in the state. In Mumbai, 88.64% girls passed against 82.02% boys.

First Published: Jun 08, 2018 19:02 IST