PTI Photo/Representational Image
PTI Photo/Representational Image

Pune: The results of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) exams show 89.50% pass rate with girls outperforming boys. MSBSHSE on Tuesday declared the results. Though Mumbai has highest number of students appearing for the exams, it recorded the lowest pass percentage among all nine divisions.

14,29,478 students appeared for the examination and 12,79,406 passed. Girls outperformed with 93.5% pass rate while boys managed 86.15%. The pass percentage of physically disabled is 93.01%.

3,17,328 students appeared for the examination from Mumbai and 2,79,908 passed notching 88.21% pass rate. Konkan division registered the highest pass percentage at 95.2%.

Pune registered 91.16 %, Nagpur 89.05 %, Aurangabad 89.83%, Kolhapur 91.40%, Amaravati 89.12%, Nashik 88.22% and Latur 88.22%.

Stream wise percentage is 95.85% for science, 81.91% for arts, 90.57% for commerce and 86.27% for minimum competency vocational courses.

Maharashtra conducted HSC exams in nine divisions.

Gangadhar Tamhane, chairman, MSBSHSE, said, “Re-examination will be held from July 11 and timetable for which will be displayed on June 1 on internet. Mark sheets will be distributed on June 9 after 3 pm at respective schools and colleges. Students are asked to fill forms for revaluation from May 31 to June 9.

He added, “We have witnessed question papers going viral before the exams started this year. We are going to come up with ways that question papers do not get leaked. We will not allow students to enter examination halls after 10.30-11 am. Earlier students could enter the hall till 11.30. We are also mulling whether we can install CCTV at exam halls. Examination papers will be sent directly to examination halls and not at the centre.”

The board is in process to cancel the registration of a school in Virar in Mumbai from where question papers were leaked during 2017 exam and later were circulated through WhatsAPP. Principal, clerk and others involved in the case have already been arrested.

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