Maharashtra registered a pass percentage of 77.10 per cent in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations, results of which were declared Saturday. The pass percentage of girls at 82.82 was 10.64 percent more than the 72.18 notched up by boys, a statement from the Pune-based State Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board informed. However, the statement added that the pass percentage for this year was 12.31 per cent less than the previous year.
In 2018, 89.41% of the total students had qualified the Maharashtra SSC board exam. The pass percentage for girls was 91.17 per cent and for boys was 87.27 per cent. In 2017, the Board had recorded 88.74% pass. In 2015 the overall pass percentage was 91.46% and it was 89.56% in 2016.
Speaking about the SSC results, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde said internal evaluation of 20 marks was discontinued last year. The internal evaluation system existed between 2008 and 2018. In 2007, when the system wasn't there, the result was 78 per cent and when the system was introduced the following year, it shot up to 87.41 per cent.
"With the marks they have got, students can understand their capability and shape their careers accordingly," Mr Tawde said.
16,39,862 students had registered for the SSC exam this year out of which 16,18,602 students took the exam and 12,47,903 students passed.
Konkan division has registered the highest pass percentage of 88.38%.The nine divisions in Maharashtra are Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nashik, Latur and Konkan.
2.29% of the total students who took the exam have scored 90% and above. 30.88% of total students, the highest in SSC result 2019, have scored within 45% to 60%.
A total of 99,092 students have secured below 45%.
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