Pune: Breaking its previous records, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has registered the highest pass percentage in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination with 88.32 per cent, a four per cent increase compared to the last year. The board has declared the results on Tuesday online at 1pm.
A similar trend was witnessed during the HSC results as the board had recorded highest pass percentage with 90.03 per cent in the results declared on June 2.
The board officials said that the reason behind increased pass percentage could be that this was the second year for the new syllabus and students were sure about the question pattern.
Keeping its top position intact, this year too, Konkan division secured the highest pass percentage with 95.57 per cent while Latur division is the lowest with 81.68 per cent. Pune division secured the third ranking with 92.35 pass percentage.
This year too, the girls outperformed boys with 90.55 per cent pass percentage compared to boys' 86.47.
There were 15,55,984 students who registered for the exam, 15,49,784 appeared for it and 13,68,796 passed.
The chairman of the board, Gangadhar Mhamane said that Sindhudurg district in Konkan division has the highest pass percentage with 96.45 per cent where as Nanded in Latur division was the lowest with 74.29 per cent.
When asked him about the increased pass percentage, he said that since this was the second year for the new syllabus, students had a fair idea about the question paper patterns and they prepared themselves accordingly. "We have brought out a syllabus at par with the CBSE pattern; so, there was no leniency in giving the marks," he said.
He said that as far as the repeaters are concerned, there were 1,69,171 students had registered for the exam and out of that 1,68,508 appeared and 35,926 managed to pass with an overall pass percentage of 21.32.