Maha HSC results: Pune sees dip in pass percentage, admission will still be a challenge in top colleges

Pune district’s performance drops; girls do better than boys; students of Science stream outperform those in Arts, Commerce

pune Updated: May 31, 2018 16:33 IST
Parth Welankar
Parth Welankar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Vanshika Joshi, a disabled student who scored 71% in the Higher Secondary Certificate examination, congratulated by other toppers at SP College in Pune on Wednesday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

The results of class 12 for higher secondary certificate(HSC) examination of the Maharashtra state board of secondary and higher secondary education (MSBSHSE) was declared on May 30 and Pune division witnessed dip in the score. The overall result saw the pass percentage going down to 88.41 % this year compared to 89.50 % in 2017.

The authorities from various colleges said that admissions to top institutions and sought-after courses will still remain a challenge as the number of students, who scored distinction and more, has gone up. Also, class 12 students from other boards like CBSE and CISCE have also done better than last year.

In Pune division, a total of 20,870 students cleared the examination with distinction (above 75% ) as compared to 17,427 in 2017. According to the officials, 750 students have scored above 90%.

Pune has topped with 89.84% among the three districts in the Pune division. The pass percentage of Solapur and Ahmednagar was 89.36 and 89.25 respectively. Pune district has again seen a dip as the last year’s pass percentage was 91.16%.

Dilip Seth, principal, Sir Parashurambhau College said, “The overall pass percentage in the city might be low. However, that does not affect the cut-offs anyway. Generally the cut-off for college admission is based on what it was in the previous year. Also, a lot of times, the cut-off marks depend on the reputation of the college. The college which has delivered good results is bound to attract students who have scored more than 90 per cent. Therefore, lower pass percentage is unlikely to affect the cut-off scenario as far as the top colleges in the city are concerned.”

According to the data given by the HSC board, the 2018 pass percentage of the science, arts, commerce and HSC vocational streams are 96.30%, 76.38%, 89.96% and 83.47% respectively. The pass percentage of these streams in 2017 was 96.75%, 81.91%,, 92.02% and 89.38% respectively.

CN Rawal, principal, BMCC college said, “ The number of students who have got distinction has gone up and so a marginal rise in the cut-off percentage is quite natural. However, students these days are selective in choosing their colleges. The reputation of the college, the quality of infrastructure, the faculty members are some of the aspects that have become important for the students now. Hence, colleges qualifying under these conditions are bound to attract more students which will eventually led to the increase in the cut-off percentage.”

First Published: May 30, 2018 23:47 IST