Score of 20% in written, 35% overall must to pass HSC from 2016
MUMBAI: The state government has rejected the proposal for minimum pass percentage in theory exams for SSC and HSC that was tabled by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in October 2014. This means, the practice of students scoring an aggregate of 35 out of 100 in both practicals or orals and written exam to pass will continue. Source : TOI MUMBAI
Until now, students had to secure an aggregate score of 35 out of 100 marks in the written and practical exams to pass. While the written exams of HSC are assessed by the board, practical assessments are done by the college. Due to this, students passed even if they scored poorly in written exams, as colleges would give generous scores to students in the practicals.
The HSC board is following the footsteps of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) where students are required to score minimum 33% in Class 12.
In light of the new rule, students have to score above the written exam cut-off of 20% marks. This means they will have to score at-least 16 marks in an 80-mark question paper as well as 35% marks in aggregate to ‘pass’ a subject.
“The state government has recently passed the order and schools, colleges will receive circulars soon,” said Gangadhar Mahamane, chairman of the state board.