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Maharashtra Board HSC Results 2018: Number of high scorers rises

This was the first exam after the board introduced strict guidelines mandating centres to open the question paper seal in the exam hall.

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Even though there was a slight dip in the overall pass percentage for the state at the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams, the number of students scoring 75 per cent and above went up significantly this year in Maharashtra as well as the Mumbai region. 

This was the first exam after the board introduced strict guidelines mandating centres to open the question paper seal in the exam hall. “We are happy that we could curb malpractices. The board has been successful in declaring the results well within time despite protests led by junior college teachers,” said Subhash Borse, Secretary, Mumbai Divisional Board. 

As per the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education’s figures, the state recorded an overall pass percentage of 88.41. A total of 14,16,986 students appeared for the examinations. 

Girls outshone boys with a pass percentage of 92.36 as against 85.23 per cent success rate. The number of students scoring 75 per cent and above went up from 1.10 lakh in 2017 to 1.25 lakh this year. Similarly in the Mumbai region, the number of top scorers went up from over 36,000 in 2017 to over 38,000. 

The Konkan region recorded the highest pass percentage (94.85%). Mumbai stood eighth with an overall pass percentage of 87.44 per cent.

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