The pass percentage rose by 8.97 per cent this year in Class 12 Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) results announced by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Tuesday. Last year, the pass percentage was 90.66. This year, it is 99.63 per cent.
Of the 13,19,754 students, 13,14,965 students have passed, leading to an overall pass percentage of 99.63 per cent. Girls outshone boys with a pass percentage of 99.73 against the latter’s 99.54 per cent. Of 6,09,035 girls, 6,07,447 passed. 7,07,518 out of 7,10,719 boys passed.
In Mumbai, the overall pass percentage is 99.79 per cent, wherein 2,93,479 students have passed out of a total of 2,94,090 students. Girls outperformed boys with a pass percentage of 99.84 against the latter’s 99.74 per cent. Of 1,41,479 girls, 1,41,256 passed.1,52,223 out of 1,52,611 boys passed.
Ashok Wadia, principal of Jai Hind College, Churchgate said, "The assessment policy has done justice to the Class 12 HSC results. Considering the board examinations were cancelled due to the pandemic, teachers and staff implemented the policy thoroughly and assessed students in a fair manner."
Varsha Gaikwad, state school education minister said, "MSBSHSE has instituted a grievance redressal mechanism for students who have any objection or complaint regarding the computation of marks in the Class 12 HSC results."
In Maharashtra, 6,88,730 students scored 75 per cent and above, 5,23,962 scored 60 per cent and above, 99,615 scored 45 per cent and above and 2,638 scored 35 per cent and above. In Mumbai, 1,34,675 students scored 75 per cent and above, 1,27,256 scored 60 per cent and above, 30,574 scored 45 per cent and above and 971 scored 35 per cent and above.
The overall pass percentage is 99.91 per cent under the Commerce stream in Class 12 HSC in Maharashtra, wherein 3,49,062 students have passed out of 3,49,354 students. Under the Arts stream, the overall pass percentage is 99.83 per cent, wherein 3,75,791 students have passed out of 3,76,412. Under the Science stream, the pass percentage is 99.45 per cent, wherein 5,41,808 students have passed out of a total of 5,44,786. A total of 48,304 students out of 48,886 passed under the HSVC (Vocational) stream, leading to a pass percentage of 98.80 per cent.
Amongst the nine districts of Maharashtra, Mumbai stood second with a pass percentage of 99.79. Konkan stood tall in the state with a perfect pass percentage of 99.81. Pune stood at the third spot with a pass percentage of 99.75, followed by Kolhapur at 99.67 per cent and Latur at 99.65 per cent.
This year, Class 12 HSC board examinations, which were scheduled to be conducted from April 23 to May 21, 2021, had to be cancelled due to the second wave of Covid-19 in Maharashtra. Students’ results were computed based on an assessment policy wherein, for the theory portion of Class 12 exams, 40 per cent weightage is based on the marks scored in unit tests or first semester exams or practice exams of Class 12, 30 per cent weightage is given to marks scored in Class 11 and 30 per cent is based on the average of the best three performing theory papers of Class 10.
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