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Maha SSC Class 10 results: Syllabus change lifts grade with 92.08 pass percentage

Out of the total 16,28,613 students who appeared for the exam, 14, 56,203 cleared it.

pune Updated: Jun 09, 2018 15:21 IST
Parth Welankar and Ananya Barua
Parth Welankar and Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune
Students of a private coaching centre react after checking their SSC board exam results on Friday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

: 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 the exception of 2016. This year was no exception with Pune division recording pass percentage of about 92.08 per cent, a rise of 0.13% from 2017, while the state reported 89.41%, up from 88.74% during last year. The Maharashtra state board of secondary and higher secondary education (MSBSHSE) on June 8 released the SSC results.

Out of the total 16,28,613 students who appeared for the exam, 14, 56,203 cleared it.

While the overall pass percentage went up, there was a dip in the number of students scoring 100% in the state. As many as 125 students hit the perfect score of 100% this year compared to 193 during 2017.

According to the SSC board officials, the feat was made possible due to a scheme of bonus marks for extracurricular, introduced by the state board in 2017, which allowed students to gain extra 10 to 25 marks.

Under the rule, students either with the sports quota or those excelling in performing arts like drama, dance, vocals, instrumentals or even fine arts, will get extra marks as an encouragement to their diverse interests.

This year, more than 1,50,000 students from the state secured the bonus marks, leading 125 students to get a perfect score of 100% this year.

Shakuntala Kale, chairperson of MSBSHSE, has lauded this year’s result with a message of the need to work harder for the cent per cent result.

“It is indeed commendable that the results in the city have been on rise consistently from 2014. It generates a positive note amongst the faculty members of the board as well as the teachers which motivates them to work even harder. Also the efforts of the students must be appreciated,” said Kale.

Urging the city teachers and students to work harder, Kale said, “The results might have been the best in the last few years. However, it is still less than four per cent than Konkan, which has secured 96 pass percentage.”

Out of all the nine divisions in the state from where the students appeared for the exams, in regards to the pass percentage, Konkan has bagged the first spot with 96 per cent while Nagpur has the lowest pass percentage of 85.97 per cent. Pune has retained its third spot in the list with 92.08 per cent.


16,28,613 students appeared and 14, 56,203 passed

Exams were held in February-March 2018

Students registered for the exams across nine divisions —Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nashik, Latur, Konkan — in the state.

Division-wise pass percentage

1. Konkan: 96%

2. Kolhapur: 93.88%

3. Pune: 92.08%

4. Mumbai: 90.41%

First Published: Jun 09, 2018 14:59 IST