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Class 10 exam success rate in Pune best in last 5 years

Ever since the secondary school certificate (SSC) Class 10 syllabus was changed in 2014, the results for Pune division have been consistently going up with an exception of 2016.

pune Updated: Jun 10, 2018 16:18 IST
Parth Welankar
Parth Welankar
Hindustan Times, Pune
With an increase in the pass percentage in the city and a spike in the number of students scoring above 90 per cent, first year junior college(FYJC) cut offs are likely to increase, creating a sense of pressure among students over admissions. 
With an increase in the pass percentage in the city and a spike in the number of students scoring above 90 per cent, first year junior college(FYJC) cut offs are likely to increase, creating a sense of pressure among students over admissions. ( HT PHOTO )

Pune The overall performance of Pune, in the Class 10 exams this year, has been the best in the last five years, with the total pass percentage of 92.08 per cent.

Ever since the secondary school certificate (SSC) Class 10 syllabus was changed in 2014, the results for Pune division have been consistently going up with an exception of 2016.

With an increase in the pass percentage in the city and a spike in the number of students scoring above 90 per cent, FYJC cut offs are likely to increase, creating a sense of pressure amongst students over admissions.

However, senior members of the education board, as well as the principals of the schools, are of the opinion that the students need not worry as number of seats for FYJC in the city are more than the number of students seeking admissions.

Meenakshi Raut, assistant deputy director of education (DyDE), said, “Although the pass percentage is increased this year which might lead to increased cut off percentage, however, there is nothing to worry about the admissions for FYJC. Last year, even after the last round of admissions, as many as 18, 000 seats were left vacant. This year as well, the situation is likely to repeat.”

She further added, “While the pass percentage has increased, the number of colleges has increased as well. This has led to creation of more seats than what is needed. While there will be a cut-throat competition in the top colleges of the city, other students should not worry about getting admissions.”

In the year 2017, with the pass percentage of 91.15 per cent, a total number of 2,73,433 students from Pune had registered for the SSC Class 10 exam; out of which 27,24,489 appeared. However, 18,000 seats were left vacant.

In 2018, a total of 2,69,220 registered for the SSC exams and 2,68,088 appeared for the exam.

Teresa David, principal of Laxmanrao Apte Prashala, said, “It is good that the number of colleges in the city has increased leading to more seats for the FYJC. Also, everyone cannot get admissions in the top colleges. For them, it is a good thing that they have many more options.”

The students should not be worried about the increased pas percentage, added David.