Monday, November 29, 1999

Best-5 sends scores soaring

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Ssc: 83.25 per cent students pass in district, 100 per cent results in 307 schoolsThe introduction of the best-five format in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) class X examination results, announced on Thursday, saw students scoring percentages as high as 100. The format, which excludes the marks of the subject in which the student scores the least, also took the overall average pass percentage (fresh students) in the state to 83.62, up from 78.91 last year.In Pune, girls outshone boys, with a pass percentage of 86.46 as against 80.61 among boys. A total of 1,23,110 students had appeared in the district, of which 1,02,488 passed (83.25 per cent). While the pass percentage of fresh students was as high as 90.39, it was 33.54 among repeaters. No students failed in 307 schools in the district.MSBSHSE assistant secretary AB Bhosale said the allowed-to-keep-term scheme, introduced last year for those who fail in one or two subjects, would continue this year also. "The class improvement scheme, introduced to upgrade scores, will also continue. Students can reappear for the October 2010 exams in subjects in which they have scored lower marks than expected"He said the board had tied up with the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). "Those who have failed in some subjects can appear for those subjects through NIOS from any centre in the country. For more information, students can contact the regional office of NIOS on 2544 4667 or 2543 9763."

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