Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is considering to hold re-examinations for the students who failed the HSC (Class 12) and SSC (Class 10) regular exams in June, instead of October, state Education Minister Vinod Tawde said.
"From next year onwards, the state board is planning to declare both the HSC and SSC results in May itself. The students who fail their exams in February/March will have another chance to clear them in May. The results of these exams will be declared in June", said education Minister Vinod Tawde.
"Students who clear their exams in May will be able to apply for admission in colleges in June", he added.
In a press conference, Tawde said that he would have a meeting with the state board officials to see if it can be started from this year itself, and whether an examination for repeaters can be held in June.
There is however no clarity on whether the September-October examinations will be continued by the state board.
Until now, the students who fail in the HSC and SSC state board exams were given a chance to re-appear in the month of September-October, and results are declared in December.
If implemented, it will save one year of the students, but will overburden the teachers.
The state had few years back allowed failed students to take admission in junior college based on ATKT - Allowed To Keep Term system.
The Maharashtra board had declared the SSC results on June 08. The HSC results were declared on May 27. The state saw a 3.14 per cent increase in the result compared to last year with girls outshining boys with a pass per cent of 92.14 as against 90.18 per cent of boys.
A total of 15,77,303 students registered from nine divisions (Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amaravati, Nashik, Latur and Konkan) out of which 15,72,268 students appeared for the exam and 14,37,922 cleared the examination.
A total of 1,53,401 repeater students had registered out of which 1,52,552 students appeared and 75,262 students cleared the exam with a pass percentage of 49.34.
Sindhudhurg district got the highest pass percentage of 96.38 while Nanded division got the least passing per centage (81.13). The passing per centage of children with special needs was 87.46. A total of 50 subjects were there in the exam from which 14 subjects got 100 per cent result.
A total of 3,74,014 students got first class with distinction while 5,37,273 students got first class, 4,24,878 students secured second class. A total of 4,731 schools in the state recived 100 per cent result while 21 schools received 0 per cent result. The exams were conducted in 8 mediums namely Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, English, Gujarati, Kannada, Sindhi and Telugu.