Maharashtra SSC Result 2021: Pass Marks Criteria, Important Updates
Maharashtra SSC Result 2021: The Maharashtra SSC or Class 10 students will be evaluated on the basis of ‘internal assessment’ or ‘objective criterion’.
As the nation is fighting against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several boards including Maharashtra have cancelled the Class 10 board exams. The Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Varsha Gaikwad, while announcing the cancellation of SSC board exams 202, had said that the marks will be awarded to students based on ‘internal assessment’ or ‘objective criterion’, however, the board has not taken any decision so far on how students will be marked. The Maharashtra SSC exams were scheduled to be held between April 23 and May 21.
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For those in Class 12 (HSC), the board has postponed the exams till May-end and said that a final decision on its conduct will be taken in June after reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the state.
The decision to cancel Maharashtra SSC (Class 10) exams came soon after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had announced the cancellation of Class 10 board exams due to the present situation emerging out of the coronavirus outbreak and in order to arrest its spread. CBSE has already released its marking scheme for Class 10 students. CBSE will evaluate Class 10 students on the basis of their performances in the pre-board and internal assessment exams held during the academic year 2020-21.
According to the marking scheme released by CBSE, while 20 marks for each subject will be for internal assessment, 80 marks will be calculated on basis of the student’s performance in various tests or exams conducted throughout the year. For those who have not attended one or more of their pre-board examinations, schools will conduct one-to-one assessment telephonically to prepare their final results in the absence of board examinations.
Maharashtra SSC Result
In 2020, Maharashtra Board had to cancel the Geography paper due to the onslaught of the coronavirus crisis and the Maharashtra SSC result was declared on July 29.
The overall pass percentage in 2020 was 95.30 per cent. As many as 15,84,264 students had registered, out of whom, 15,75,103 students had finally appeared for the Maharashtra SSC exam. A total number of 15,01,105 students had cleared the SSC exam in 2020.
Among girls, the pass percentage was 96.99 per cent and among boys, it was 93.90 per cent. The pass percentage among differently-abled students was 92.73 per cent.
Among the regions, the Konkan region had recorded the highest pass percentage at 98.77 per cent and Aurangabad had recorded the lowest pass percentage at 92 per cent.
In 2019, the Maharashtra SSC result was released on June 8. 77.10 per cent of students cleared the SSC exam in Maharashtra and 20 students secured 100 per cent marks in 2019. A total of 1,794 schools recorded a 100 per cent pass percentage in the SSC exam.
As soon as the SSC results are announced, the Maharashtra government begins the admission process to Class 11. In 202, the government had launched a new website for 11th or FYJC (First Year Junior College) admission.
Maharashtra SSC Result 2021: Objective Criteria
In a televised message, Ms Gaikwad said, "The (Class 10 board) exam is cancelled. However, to bring parity across various higher secondary education boards, including Maharashtra as well as central and international boards, a meeting (of stakeholders) will be called to finalise a roadmap regarding a “fair and accurate” assessment criterion."
So far, Varsha Gaikwad had held two meetings, one with an educational research organisation and the other with principals and vice-principals of junior colleges to devise a criterion to evaluate the SSC (Class 10) students.
Ms Gaikwad had said that various insightful and valuable suggestions were made regarding the evaluation process during the meetings.