PUNE: The results of Std XII board re-examination saw a drop of 2.07 per cent compared to the previous year. The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Monday declared the results of students who had re-appeared for the exam in the month of July.
Only 24.96 per cent students passed this year, while the passing percentage was 27.03 per cent in the exam held in July 2016. Around 94,336 students from across the State had enrolled for the re-examination. However, only 23,286 students passed out of 93,271 students who actually appeared.
As many as 4,474 students passed out of 17,284 students from Pune district, which recorded a passing percentage of 25.89 per cent as compared to 28.96 per cent last year.
“It is difficult to cite any reason for the fall in pass percentage. Generally the pass percentage of re-examination has less number of students passing. Also, it varies according to quality of student appearing each year,” said Krishnakumar Patil, State Secretary of MSBSHSE.
“We had preponed the exam from October-November to July so that students’ admissions in higher education are not hindered,” added Patil.