Nagpur girl tops class 12 State merit list; 64.26 students pass
Pune, June 5 (UNI) Ojiswita Harish Parate of Shivaji Vigyan Kanishtha Mahavidyala, Nagpur topped the merit list scoring 98 per cent in the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education examination held in February-March this year.
Besides, Pratik Divekar Chandrakant from Shivaji Science College, Amravati with 97.50 per cent and Deepa Shivajirao Suryavanshi with 97.17 per cent from Mahatma Gandhi Kanishta Mahavidyala, Latur stood second and third, respectively, as per the results declared today.
Board Chairman Vasant Kalpande told mediapersons here that this year the pass percentage is 64.26 per cent, an increase of 2.17 per cent from last year. A total of 10,68,285 students registered for the examination, of whom 10,47,517 appeared and 6,73,101 passed the examination.
From this year, the board has done away with the customary felicitations as it affects those students who are not in the merit but have performed equally, Mr Kalpande explained.
This year the rate of malpractices has also come down overall from last year. There were around 1,776 sitting squads that monitored the examination centres. Around 737 centres were videographed, he said. A total of 30,395 students appeared online for the examinations in 484 junior colleges, he added.
In performance, Mumbai division expectedly registered the highest pass percentage with 76.27, followed by Pune division with 69.05, Kolhapur with 68.09, Aurangabad - 63.59, Nashik - 62.87, Latur - 60.91, Amravati - 52.08 and Nagpur registering the least with 51.42 per cent.
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