They believe that the aggregate score in the written and internal tests will help
them clear the SSC exams. This increases the success rate as the schools assess
the internal tests.
Students appearing for the secondary school certificate (SSC)
examination will have to secure a minimum score of 25% in the maths and science
written exams this year. Till last year, the aggregate scores of the internal and
theory exams were considered for passing, now, students will have to compulsorily
pass in the written exam as well. The SSC exam will start from 1st March.
While the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, which
conducts the SSC exam, claimed to have announced the norm at the beginning of the
academic year, however, several city schools are confused with over the new directive.
“Most students score well in the internal exams”, said a senior official. “They
believe that the aggregate score in the written and internal tests will help them
clear the SSC exams. This increases the success rate as the schools assess the internal tests”, he added.
However, this year, “out of the total 120-mark written exam for maths, students
have to get a minimum score of 30. In science, students will have to score a minimum
of 15 marks (in the board paper of 60) to clear”, a senior official said. Sarjerao
Jadhav, the state board chair person, said, “Students manage to clear the exam when
both the written and internal scores are counted together. However, from the next
year, students will have to get a minimum passing percentage in all the written
papers. This year, the policy is applicable only to maths and science. Schools have
been informed about it from the commencement of the academic session”. Several city
principals mentioned that “an aggregate would be considered for passing”. However,
Rekha Shahani, principal of Kamla high school in Khar, said, “The board has elaborated
on the marking pattern, when the syllabus changed this year”.
Courtesy: Times of India