Mumbai records dismal HSC figures, 8th in state
MUMBAI: For the second consecutive year, the city recorded a dismal performance in the HSC exams, even as the state’s pass percentage rose by more than 3% compared to last year.
The Mumbai division recorded a pass percentage of 69.06% — marginally better than last year’s 68.66%. The region, which stood fifth in the state last year, has slumped to the eighth position. While the number of city students with a distinction has dropped to 7,210 from 11,755 last year, the number of students scoring above 90% too has dipped, which many attribute to the upgraded science syllabus.
“Generally, the first batch finds papers difficult. Coaching class- es too misguide students,’’ said Sarjerao Jadhav, chief of the Maharashtra state board of secondary and higher secondary education.
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Commerce HSC topper Sreelekshmi Pillai, who scored 91%, with parents at their Koparkhairne home on Thursday.