Monday, June 09, 2008
Around 77.33 per cent of the candidates who appeared for this year's class 12th examination (Higher Secondary Certificate) conducted by the Maharashtra board have passed state-wide.In Mumbai division, 80.24 per cent of the candidates have passed where Priyanka Jain topped the list with 96.50 per cent marks.Sheetal Jajoo and Samir Mandge topped with 94.83 per cent in Aurangabad division whereas in Nashik, Pratik Patil topped at 96.17 per cent.Kalyani Joshi of Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya, Ahmadpur, Latur scored 99 per cent marks in Class XII exams to stand first in the state. Except English (95) and Physics (99), she scored full marks in all the other subjects. Kalyani's score is 594 out of 600. This year the overall pass percentage has increased by 13 per cent taking the overall result to 77.35 per cent compared to last year's 64.25 per cent.This year, the pass percentage for science stream has gone up by 10 per cent compared to last year (93.18 per cent). Arts stream, with 20 per cent rise, has registered 85.48 per cent pass. However, for Commerce stream, the pass percentage has increased by a just two per cent.The pass percentage in English, which was a cause for concern, has also gone up to 92 per cent compared to the last year's 69 per cent.Monika Dhok of Brijlal Biyani Science College in Amravati topped the overall list from Vidarbha region in the science stream with 97.50% (585/600 marks). She was closely followed by Pooja Sharma from the same college with 97.33% (584/600) marks. Madhura Mulmuley of Shivaji Science College secured same marks as that of Pooja to top the Nagpur division. Priyanka Jain topped the Mumbai division with 96.50% marks.