PUNE: With a slight increase of 0.67 per cent in pass percentage of Secondary School Certificate examination (SSC), the State recorded a passing percentage of 89.41 this year. Last year, the passing percentage was 88.74.
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) announced the results online on Friday.
While addressing the press conference, Board Chairperson Shakuntala Kale said, “This year, too, girls in the State have outshone the boys, with a pass percentage of 91.97 per cent while boys registered 87.27 pass percentage.
Like last year, even this time, 3,849 students have been awarded extra marks for ‘sports’ and 7,66,181 for ‘arts’, which include classical dance (1,447), classical vocal (1,010), classical instrumental (983), folk art (1,384), drama (336) and drawing (7,61,021).
A total of 33 schools in the State have got ‘0’ per cent SSC result this year, last year the number was 32. These schools will be given a show cause notice by the Board and will be instructed to make improvements in order to achieve a better result next time. This year, 661 cases of copying were recorded and 617 candidates have been debarred.
The SSC exam was held from March 1 to 23 this year for a total of 57 subjects. The examination was held in eight mediums of instruction, namely English, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannad, Sindhi (Arabic or Devnagari) and Telugu.
The date of distribution of mark sheets will be declared by the State Board in the next couple of days. The process of submitting applications for the re-evaluation will start immediately on June 9, and continue till June 18. The deadline for the applications requesting for photocopies of the answer sheets will also start on June 8, and continue till June 28.