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

While the number of students scoring 100% declined compared to last year, far more of them got above 90%.

mumbai Updated: Jun 08, 2018 16:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Toppers of Balmohan Vidyamandir celebrate after getting their SSC results, along with their principal, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on Friday afternoon. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s overall student success rate in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations has risen slightly, results announced by the Maharashtra Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Friday afternoon revealed.

Mumbai’s pass percentage for the Class 10 state board exams stood at 85.05%, up from 84.9% last year. Similarly, the state’s pass percentage also improved, from 85.7% in 2017 to 86.4%.

The number of students scoring 100%, however, declined this year, to 125, from last year’s 193. Four of these students are from Mumbai.

The number of candidates scoring above 90% has increased significantly in Mumbai as well as across Maharashtra. While more than 10,000 students in Mumbai scored higher than 90% last year, this year 13,329 students scaled that height; in Maharashtra 63,331 students fall in the category, up from 48,470 who scored above 90% in 2017.

“I ensured I was studying regularly every day throughout the year. I also practised maths for one hour daily. But I would take time off and practise classical dance regularly; it helped ease my stress,” said Shrutika Mahajan, a student of IES Chandrakant Patkar Vidyalaya, Dombivli, who scored 100% by getting 15 marks extra for participation in state-level classical dance competition.

The cultural quota was added for the first time in 2017, in an attempt to encourage performing arts among students, and that could be another reason for more students making it in the over 90% category. “The number of 90% scorers has increased not just in English medium schools but also in vernacular mediums,” said Sangeeta Srivastava, principal of TP Bhatia School and Junior College, Kandivli.

Once again, girls outperformed boys in Mumbai, with 88.64% girls clearing the exam compared to 82.02% boys. Similarly, 91.97% girls in the state cleared the exam, compared to 87.27% boys in Maharashtra. Across Maharashtra, 17.85 lakh students — 9.73 lakh boys and 7.78 lakh girls — appeared for the SSC exams, held in March.

First Published: Jun 08, 2018 15:23 IST