Maha SSC results; girls outshine boys again

Mumbai: Like in HSC exams, Maharashtra girls students have again fared better than boys at the SSC exam, results of which were declared on Thursday.

The passing percentage of girls is 85, compared to boys' 82.44. The overall pass percentage in the state is 83.26. Mumbai division is on top in the list of eight SSC board divisions in the state.

About 16.2 lakh SSC students, including 3.5 lakh from Mumbai, appeared for the exam in eight divisions -- Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nashik and Latur -- in Maharashtra, in March this year.

The results have been prepared on the basis of the ?best-of-five? policy. It means that students will get the best five scores and the percentage along with the score in the sixth subject.

However, the admission process is not expected to begin as per schedule because the the 'best-of-five? policy has been challenged in court.

Mumbai division's passing percentage is 89.52 whereas Pune Division is close at 89.23 and Amravati third at 89.06. Overall passing percentage of fresh candidates in the Maharashtra SSC board is 83.26.

Nashik division that topped the HSC exams earlier this year, scored a passing percentage of 87.99. Latur Division is the lowest with 46.70. Girl students outshine boys in all the eight divisions. The results were made available on Internet and also through mobile via SMS. The mark sheets would be given to students later.

This is the first time the Maharashtra SSC Board has calculated students' result on the basis of 'Best of Five' criteria.

However, the Bombay High Court has asked it not to start the admission process for Class 11th under this formula without its permission. The Court has given the state education board time till June 18 to file its reply.