Mumbai: Four students of Mumbai have scored 100 per cent in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) board examinations this year. Also, around 13,329 students of Mumbai secured above 90 per cent. This essentially means the cut-off percentage for the First Year Junior College (FYJC) admissions will go through the roof. Besides, premium colleges will not be accessible to students who have scored below 90 per cent.
Out of the total 3.38 lakh students of Mumbai who appeared for the exam, over 3.06 lakh students have passed this year. This year too, girls have performed better than boys, as the pass percentage of girls appearing for the first time is 91.46 per cent, while for boys it is 86.15 per cent. The overall pass percentage of Mumbai is 90.41 per cent. Mumbai stood fourth in the overall tally followed by Konkan, Kolhapur and Pune.
Subhash Borse, In-charge Secretary of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), Mumbai division, said, “In Mumbai, we have students of all kinds, which is why there is a diversity in overall performance as well. There are students who study on the footpath and in slums, and then there are those who study in air-conditioned homes. There a large number of immigrants, too.”Students claimed that the provision of extra-curricular, arts and sports activities helped them secure 100 per cent.
Bhavik Bharambe, a student who bagged 100 per cent said, “I secured 476 marks out of 500, plus 24 marks for extra-curricular activities. I did not go for any tuition or coaching class but made it a point to study regularly. I want to pursue Science.” Shrutika Mahajan, another student who secured 100 per cent, said, “I secured 485 plus 15 marks for having enrolled in dance and drawing. Mathematics is a difficult subject for me, so I made a time-table and spent extra time on it. I do not know what to do ahead, as I have not decided on a specific stream.” Around 16.28 lakh students appeared for the SSC board exam, which was conducted from March 1 to March 24, 2018. Out of these students, around 14.56 lakh students have cleared the exam with an overall pass percentage of 89.41 per cent. The pass percentage has increased by 0.67 per cent this year, as against 88.74 per cent in 2017.