Nagpur: The results of Maharashtra Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations are expected to be declared on June 9. The Class 10th results hold key to the fate of thousands of students who appeared for the examinations in March-April. The percentage of marks secured would be vital to secure admission for Higher School Certificate (HSC) or other equivalent courses. Here are key things to know about about results and trends emerging from past two years.
Despite Mumbai being considered the brightest primary education hub in Maharashtra, the limelight have been stolen by other zones of the state in terms of pass percentage. In 2015, Mumbai ranked fifth in division-wise results, ranking behind Kokan, Pune, Nagpur and Ahmednagar.
The overall pass percentage in 2015 was 91.4. Here are the division-wise figures: Konkan 96.54%, Pune 95.10%, Nagpur 87.01%, Aurangabad 90.57%, Mumbai 92.90, Kolhapur 95.12%, Amravati 86.84%, Nasik: 92.16%, Latur: 86.38%.
Girls had succeeded in outshining boys in 2015, securing a pass percentage of 92.94. On the other hand, 89 per cent boys reportedly passed in the state.
Similar trends were repeated in 2016. Girls once again academically trumped boys, by securing a pass percentage of 91.7%. On the contrary, 87% of male candidates were successful in clearing the examination. Mumbai once again failed to top the division-wise ranking charts, ranking at the fourth position. Interestingly, Konkan continued its dominance, securing a pass percentage of 96.54.
The pass percentage could be further affected in 2017, as the state government decided to scrap the option of ‘easy math’, opted by students facing difficulties in regular math. The option was introduced to prevent students from failing examinations due to their weakness in mathematics. However, the students opting for easy math were ineligible to take admission in science stream or ITI courses after Class 10th.
“At 13, it is unfair to ask children to take a subject that will close career avenues such as engineering for them,” education department official Prachi Sathe was quoted as saying by HT.
The wait for over 16 lakh students who appeared for the SSC examinations this year is expected to conclude on June 9.