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Maharashtra Board result 2018: Girls outshine boys once again

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) declared results for the Maharashtra Board HSC Class XII on Wednesday.

According to results, girls have once again outperformed boys with 92.36 percent while pass percentage for boy students was at 85.23 percent. Last year too girls outperformed boys in the Class XII examinations. But a marginal dip of 1.09 percentage points was recorded in the overall pass percentage as compared to the last year’s results.

State’s Amol Dilip Gawade secured top position in the HSC exam by scoring 642 out of 650 marks, while, Amit Kisan Gawade secured the second position by getting a score of 639 out of 650. The third position was shared by three students — Dhanashri Eknath Chavan, Ritika Ramnaresh Sahu, and Aditya Surendrakumar who all scored 637 marks out of 650.

According to the state board results, students from the Science stream scored highest marks at 95.85 percent this year, followed by Commerce (89.50 percent), Arts stream (78.93 percent), and Vocational studies (82.18 percent).

The Board Exam was conducted at nine divisions across the state — Konkan, Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Amaravati, Kolhapur, Latur, and Nashik. Konkan region got the highest pass percentage (94.85) followed by Kolhapur with 91 percent. Mumbai region got the lowest pass percentage of all at 87.44 percent. Pune had a success rate of 89.58 percent followed by Aurangabad (88.74 percent), Amaravati (88.08 percent), Latur (88.31 percent), Nagpur (87.57 percent) and Nashik (86.13 percent).

According to the MSBSHSE, the pass percentage of Science students is 90.48% compared to 89.65% last year in Mumbai. In Maharashtra, the pass percentage of Science stream is 94.57%, almost similar to last year’s pass percentage. The number of Science students scoring distinction also increased from 10,000 last year to more than 13,044 this year.

Over 14,85,132 students had registered to appear for the exams conducted in 9,486 junior colleges and 2,822 centers across the state.

Of the total students registered, 5,80,820 students were for Science, 4,79,863 students for Arts, 3,66,756 students for Commerce, and 57,693 students were for the vocational stream.

The Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (HSC) is conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) during the month of February and March.

The exams were conducted from February 21 to March 20.

Manmath Nayak

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