SSC 10th result 2019: Passing percentage sees a major dip, Mumbai records 77 per cent

Updated: Jun 08, 2019, 18:19 IST | Pallavi Smart and Chaitraly Deshmukh |

In the SSC results, Mumbai division failed to give a good show in the number of cent per cent scorers too

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The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education declared Secondary School Certificate (SSC) result on Saturday, June 8. The overall passing percentage of the result has seen a major drop in the last five years. Maharashtra state has recorded a passing percentage of 77.10 this year which is a huge dip of 12.31 percent from last year’s 89.41.

The Mumbai Division of the state board which ranks fifth in total nine divisions has shown no better performance than last year. The overall passing percentage for Mumbai Division has dropped to 77.04 percent from last year’s 90.41 percent – a huge drop of 13.37 percent. While Konkan division tops among all divisions with 88.38 percent, Nagpur division has recorded the lowest passing percentage of 67.27 percent. Although the state board took a formal press conference to declare special features of the results this year, the students were able to check their results online with the help of their seat numbers as well.

Total of 16,39,862 candidates had registered for the SSC examination this year out of which 16,18,602 appeared for the examination which was held in March 2019. A total of 12,47,903 students passed the examination recording an overall passing percentage of 77.10 percent. In Mumbai division alone, 3,60,077 candidates had registered for the examination, out of which 3,57,055 appeared for it. A total of 2,75,071 passed the examination recording a passing percentage of 77.04 percent.

The Chairman of the state board, Shakuntala Kale when enquired about the dip in the passing percentage, said, "There cannot be any issue with the system as the process is completely transparent. Not only are the paper-checkers well-trained but there are moderators too who go through the work of paper-checkers."

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Like it has been happening for many years, girls have outdone the boys this year too. A total of 9,13,361 boys appeared for the examination out of which 6,42,033 passed, recording passing percentage of 70.29 percent. A total of 7,63,906 girls appeared for the examination out of which 6,24,828 passed the examination, recording passing percentage of 81.79 percent.

Maharashtra's Education Minister Vinod Tawde explain the reason behind this year's poor SSC result as compared to last year. Watch the video here:     

Other than the overall passing percentage, Mumbai division failed to give a good show in the number of cent per cent scorers too. This year, there is no student from Mumbai division who scored a 100 per cent which was more than three students in last year’s result. This year, Latur Pattern seems to have made a come-back with a total of 16 students scoring 100 per cent which is the highest number of students in any division this year.

After Latur, Aurangabad shows three students with a cent per cent score and Amravati follows closely with just one student. Shockingly, neither Mumbai nor Pune have shown any 100 per cent students this year, whereas these are generally considered as big divisions with a good number of high scorers. 

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