With the resumption of classes, schools have decided to go back to the pre-pandemic curriculum for classes 1 to 12 which saw 25 per cent reduction for the past two years. From the academic year 2023-’23 which commenced in June, 100 per cent curriculum will now be applicable.The school education department issued a Government Resolution (GR) on Friday putting an end to the confusion over the curriculum. Since the schools reopened earlier this month, teachers had been contemplating what curriculum will be applicable this year as, over the last two years, they had been teaching a 25 per cent reduced curriculum. Students appearing for board exams were a worried lot as the academic year began without clarity on the curriculum.“From academic year 2022-’23, for classes 1 to 12; 100 per cent curriculum will be applicable. The State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) will have to inform all schools, students and parents through the official website,” stated the GR issued on Friday.After the pandemic-induced closure of schools in the academic year 2020-21, the teaching and learning process had moved online. Following the limitations caused due to absence of conventional offline schools, it was decided to reduce the syllabus. The idea was to reduce the burden on students and teachers. It was applicable even for Maharashtra state board exams — SSC and HSC. A total of 101 topics have been omitted from the entire syllabus for classes 1 to 12. These included sections of different topics or lessons and not a complete lesson. As the pandemic continued, the same decision was carried forward in the academic year 2021-’22.
Written by Alifiya Khan and Vrinda RawalNearly 10 days have passed since the online admission process for undergraduate admissions started at Fergusson College in Pune where Class XII student Sai Matekar hopes to take admission to a BA English programme.However, despite scanning the website daily and even speaking to college counsellors, the student of St Mary’s Junior College where she appeared for her Class XII ISC examinations wasn’t allowed to even fill online admission forms, since Matekar is yet to get her final results.Matekar is running short of time, as the deadline for filling forms at FC college will end in three days.The online applications for undergraduate courses opened on June 15, right after the state board declared results of Class XII, HSC exams.This isn’t an isolated case. Most colleges in the city have started taking applications for undergraduate courses as soon as the HSC results were declared and the deadline has either passed or will soon get over at several colleges. As the CBSE and ICSE boards are yet to declare their results, the students have been left in a limbo as they are unable to fill application forms.Riddhima Pande, a student in Hutchings High School and Junior College who took her ISC exams this year, said, “It is definitely unfair because a majority of the seats will be filled by the HSC board students and there would be only a few seats for students belonging to ISC and CBSE boards. The seats should be proportionately allocated to HSC, CBSE and ISC board students so that everyone gets a fair chance at securing admission to the college of their preference.Matekar said she visited the college website but it required her 12th-grade result and there was no option for choosing ISC. “I asked the college administration about this, and they said that unless our results arrive, there is no way I can fill the form. They also added that they had no idea about ISC or CBSE results and currently have no provisions for it. The higher education authorities make decisions that are totally out of touch with reality and have no consideration of the hardships that students face,” she said.However, some college principals justified the action saying CBSE or ISC students can apply later too.“Yes it’s true that we have gone ahead with the admission process because in the last two years we have seen too many delays and would like things to come back to regular schedule. Generally in our college, not more than 10 per cent seats are taken up by non-state board students and the university anyway allows colleges to ask for extra 10 per cent seats. So if any student misses the admission deadline, they can apply to the college office and we can consider them,” said Rajendra Zunjarrao, principal, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Shivaji Nagar.Even admissions to Class 11th are being done via the centralised online admissions process, controlled by the deputy director of education, Pune.The same problem is being faced for Class XI admissions as well by non-state board students.A large section of students belonging to boards other than Maharashtra state board is unable to participate in the admissions process, not even being allowed to fill Part 1 of the form where candidates have to fill in the basic details.Non-state board students are only allowed to register their names but online admission forms are not accessible to them.“After completing the online registration process on the portal created for the centralised Class 11 admissions, the next step is to select colleges of our preference. We are unable to do that since it requires Class 10 results, on which the merit list is prepared. While we understand that this is happening due to the delay caused by the pandemic, and may not happen next year, something needs to be done for the challenges we are currently facing,” said Anil Karmankar, a parent whose sons have taken the CBSE Class 10 exams this year.
The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) is inviting application for the Group B Subordinate Services (Non-Gazetted) officers. Interested candidates can apply for these vacancies on the official MPSC website — mpsc.gov.in — from tomorrow (June 25).Last date to apply for these vacancies is July 15 , 2022. On October 8, 2022, the organisation will organsie MPSC Group B prelim exam 2022 as the first screen test to fill these 800 vacancies, out of which 42 vacancies are for the General Administrative Department, 77 for the Finance Department, 603 for the Home Department and 78 for the Revenue and Forest Department.To check the detailed notification, candidates need to first visit the official MPSC website — mpsc.gov.in — and then locate the ‘Latest Updates’ section available on the home page. Under the section, click on the link that reads ‘Assistant Manager, Government Press, General State Service, Group B-Advertisement’. A detailed notification will open up in the form of a PDF.The exam will be held at 37 district centers across Maharashtra. The candidates who clear the Prelims exam will then be eligible to appear for the Main exam.To apply for this recruitment drive, candidates need to have at least a graduate degree, and candidates should have proper knowledge and fluency of the Marathi language. Additionally, open category candidates will have to pay an online application fee of Rs 394, and the reserved category candidates will have to pay Rs 294.
Mr Jambhale's mother not only cleared the SSC examination, but also scored an admirable 79.6 per cent.Mumbai: There are many incidents in our country that leave us stunned but also proud. A woman who passed her Class 10 exams 37 years after giving up academics has become an inspiration to millions of people.A post has been shared on LinkedIn five days ago by her son Prasad Jambhale where he wrote how his mother had to drop out of school to help her family financially after her father died when she was just 16.Last year, Mr Jambhale's mother was at a government school for some work when a teacher inquired about her education. She told her that there is a new government programme where those who have not finished their Secondary School Certificate or SSC can reappear now. The government provides free study materials, offline instruction, and internet training, he said in the post.According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr Jambhale is a Senior Software Engineer at Mastercard.His mother decided to go back to school in December 2021. Since he lives in Ireland, he had no idea that his mother attended night lessons. His mother managed to hide it from her husband and another son, who live in the same house."Whenever I was in Ireland and used to call during Indian nighttime, I used to ask where's mom? And I was told that she has gone for a walk, I thought that's odd that she got interested into walks. Little did I know that she was attending night school. She even managed to keep this secret hidden for a month from my father and brother, who stay under the same roof," he further said.Mr Jambhale stated, "Her days started with learning all lesson from the SSC curriculum," and I was shocked to see how good she is at Algebra and English.According to Mr Jambhale, even after all these years, she was still able to learn new things, and not only that, but she was also a brilliant student. She managed to multitask to the full extent required, despite the fact that her exams were in March and her son got married in February.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comMr Jambhale's mother not only cleared the SSC examination, but also scored an admirable 79.6 per cent."Sometimes I feel I am so fortunate that I had no worries about anything and was able to get to the position, just because of the privilege I have. Who knows what my mother could have achieved more? If she had the same privilege as me. Have always been very proud of my mother and now this would always imprint a lesson in my mind, never stop learning, even if it has to take an age of 53 to pass the SSC," he added.
MUMBAI: Ansari Ajaj Alam Nizamuddin, a 37-year-old, works as a class IV peon in Maharashta college. Owing to the financial conditions of his family, Ansari had to give up his studies after the 7th standard. Nevertheless, the years passed but hope remained. With a never-give-up attitude up his sleeve, Ansari re-appeared for the SSC examinations twice, almost after 25 years. In his first attempt in 2019, he was unable to clear the exam as he could not concentrate entirely on his studies. This year, Ansari surprised himself by scoring a 50% Ansari usually opened his books after a long day of work. He found the subjects of science most difficult and says he put in all his effort during the last leg of the preparation due to which he was able to clear the exam. He credits his achievement to the college principal Siraj Chougle who persuaded him to take the examinations, even after being unable to clear the exam in the first attempt.
Kolhapur: A petition has been filed in the Bombay high court against the Shivaji University, Kolhapur’s (SUK) decision to conduct the semester exams offline in a descriptive format.The petitioner has complained that in other universities the exams are being conducted offline and the format will be multiple choice questions (MCQ). But in SUK, the students are expected to write descriptive answers which is injustice to the students. Abhijeet Khot, petitioner and student of the SUK said, “For the past several days, students have been demanding that the university level exams should be conducted online. Students had also staged agitations for pressing for their demand. However, during the vice-chancellor’s meeting held on April 25, it was unanimously decided that all the universities in Maharashtra should conduct their examinations in offline mode.” He added, “Earlier, a petition was filed in the Bombay High Court and on May 30, the Bombay High Court had stated that the examinations should be conducted in a uniform manner across the state. But still a circular has been issued for offline descriptive examinations by the SUK. In few other universities the exams are going to be conducted online in the MCQ format. Hence, on June 14, I filed a petition in the high court against the SUK against this inequality.”Khot added that colleges have already started late due to which syllabus of many colleges is still incomplete. “Considering all the scenarios, we want the SUK examination to be conducted offline with MCQ format. Five representational question sets should be given to the students from each subject and additional 30 minutes should be given for writing the exam,” he said.
Mumbai: Students from CBSE and ISC schools make up only 4-5% of the total aspirants applying to Mumbai University, said an official. But a principal pointed out that in some of the city’s top-rung colleges, they take up almost 40-50% seats in sought-after courses. “If admissions are based on HSC only, the cut-offs will be lower. A lot of CBSE and ISC students will become eligible in these top colleges. How many students can these colleges accommodate later? There should be space to start extra divisions,” said a principal, adding students may move court against the decision.Some of the autonomous degree colleges are taking entrance tests, and plan to give weightage to class XII scores.CBSE and ISC results are unlikely to come before July 10, say school principals. Zeenat Bhojabhoy, senior advisor, Jamnabai Narsee School, said the decision will cause agony. “The decision is totally discriminatory. Exams and results are delayed because of Covid-19. Students are already hassled. Internationally, provisional admissions are given to students. Mumbai University can probably adopt the same system. ISC exams just got over and teachers are still correcting papers,” she said.Kalpana Dwivedi, principal, Bal Bharati Public School (CBSE), said it is just a matter of a fortnight. “Admissions get delayed every year for various reasons, why is there a hurry to start admissions early this year? Every student needs to be given a fair chance based on merit,” she said, adding CBSE and ISC students are also residents of Maharashtra and the government has to consider it.Hemlata Bagla, vice-chancellor of HSNC University that includes KC and HR colleges, said they had planned to wait for all the results, but might have to rethink it. “It is better for students if all colleges come out with the cut-offs on the same date. It will help them make a better choice,” she said.Jai Hind College principal Ashok Wadia said they will take a call after discussions. “We decided to conduct entrance tests for self-financed courses to give a fair chance to all students,” he said. Fifty percent weightage will be given to board scores. St Xavier’s College also gives 40% weightage to board scores. NM and Mithibai are not planning to give weightage to board scores in self-financed courses.
PUNE: The March 2023 secondary and higher secondary examinations of the Maharashtra state board will be based on the entire syllabus and students will have to appear for the exams at allotted centres, said officials. Online classes had forced the board to reduce the syllabus by nearly 25% for the offline board exams this year. The board chairman said that the exam centres will also be allotted to students in third-party schools as against home centres this year for the convenience of students. This year, students did not have to travel long distances to their exam centres. Sudhakar Raut, a secondary school teacher, said, "Many concessions were given to the students to ensure that offline exams were conducted without any hassle. The concessions ensured that the students kept their calm while preparing for the crucial examinations." State board chairman Sharad Gosavi said, "We will have to go back to the original rules and regulations from next year onwards. We do not see any reason why the syllabus should be reduced and the same should be noted by students to prepare accordingly." The exam centres were increased this year for convenience of students. "From next year onwards, the students will be shuffled to other schools as per the traditional practice," added Gosavi. For the first time, the hall tickets had the entire schedule of exams that the students would appear viz-a-viz subjects chosen by them to avoid any confusion. The HSC exam was conducted for a total of 153 subjects. In 24 of these subjects, the pass percentage was 100%. This year, the number of cases of copying registered was 242 in entire Maharashtra. Of these, five of them were dummy cases.
India Post GDS Result 2022: The India Post has released the list of shortlisted candidates for Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS 2022) recruitment exam 2022 for 23 states. All the registered candidates who had appeared for the exam can now check their results for the India Post GDS 2022 on the official website — indiapostgdsonline.gov.in.India Post GDS Result 2022: How to checkStep 1: Visit the official website of India Post — indiapostgdsonline.gov.inStep 2: Scroll to the ‘Candidate’s corner’ tab located on the left side of the home page.Step 3: Hover over the ‘shortlisted candidates’ tab and click on the state you belong to.Step 4: Check your result once the PDF is downloaded and available.Step 5: Save the PDF for future use and reference.The result PDF of India Post GDS Result 2022 will have division, office, post name, post community, registration number, per cent of marks obtained, candidate’s community and gender, and the documents the candidate has to be verified with.Results have been declared for Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, North East Circle, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.Candidates now have to get their documents verified by the authorities. Details of the document verification process for the selected candidates will soon be notified by official channels.
The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra is going to conduct the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) 2022 examination in online mode from August 5 to 11, for PCM students and August 12 to 20, for PCB students. The MHT CET exam 2022 will be conducted in two shifts – morning and afternoon. Recommended:: [Prepare for MHT CET and Other Engineering Entrance exams with Prep Combo and get Mock test and revision material] Check – Engineering Prep Combo CourseSome points that students can follow to give an edge to their exam preparation are: revise the important topics, solve sample questions papers and focus more on weak areas, learn about time management, etc. Make a time table – MHT CET aspirants should make a time table for the exam preparation and allot equal time to each subject. It is important to stick to the time table prepared for preparation.Solve previous year question papers – Aspirants are advised to solve as many sample question papers on a daily basis as possible. This will help in assessing the level of their exam preparation and will also help analyse their weak areas and work on them.MHT CET 2022 test series – Giving online test series helps applicants understand the MHT CET exam pattern, syllabus and the type of questions asked in the exam as well as framing. With the help of the online test series, applicants can learn about time management and inturn increase their speed and accuracy.Focus on each subject – Focus on the core subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics that will improve the MHT CET result 2022. Don’t take up too many topics at once. Here are some important topics from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology that you should not miss.Choose best books – Selecting the most apt books while preparing for the MHT CET exam 2022 is very important. Aspirants must make sure that preparation books must be on the latest exam syllabus and pattern. Check the list of best books for MHT CET 2022 in the table below.Take breaks while studying – Applicants must take breaks while studying as studying for a long duration of time at a go is not always productive. So, breaks are required as these help students to keep their mind fresh and increase in concentration level.
As graduate and post-graduate students of colleges affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) enter classrooms on Monday – after a break of two years – to appear for examinations, they will be under the watchful eyes of the university administration which will monitor absentees daily.While demands were raised from several quarters, including student organisations and political outfits, to conduct the examinations online, the university has stuck to its decision to conduct the exams in the pen-paper mode after holding online exams for nearly two and a half years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Though the smooth conduct of examinations is of top priority, it is the possible absenteeism of students that the university is worried about. In fact, the exam department of the university recently made changes in its processes to monitor the same.Mahesh Kakade, director, board of examinations and evaluations at SPPU said: “In the earlier system, the junior supervisor report would be sent manually, now it will be done online and on the same day which will enable us to tally reports. One of the things we have asked colleges to monitor is students who register for the exams but do not turn up. There can be several reasons for it; like many students were expecting online exams which are easier to crack but when actual offline exams are announced, many registered candidates may have backed out.”“It usually is not the case with final-year students, since these are final semester exams so they are more serious about it. But we need to observe first and second-year students, especially the former. These students did not have board exams last year as well, so it is important to monitor them,” Kakade explained.He said that barring wilful defaulters in exams, colleges have been asked to keep a check on students who miss exams for medical reasons, due to any difficulties at home or other genuine reasons for which they can be offered help.In fact, absenteeism in offline exams post-pandemic has become one of the biggest concerns for education departments and universities. In Odisha and Tamil Nadu, where thousands of students skipped board exams for Class XII and X, the state governments have launched investigations to determine the reasons. In Maharashtra too, 15,000 students who registered for Class X exams did not appear for it, prompting an internal inquiry.Sharad Gosavi, chairman of Maharashtra State Board of Education, too said that many students register hoping for internal assessments or online exams, but do not turn up after offline exams are announced.Meanwhile, as examinations are underway for 38 subjects in engineering, architecture and pharmacy departments from Monday at colleges affiliated to SPPU, the university administration has written to the police department seeking protection at its 900 exam centres until August 28, when the examinations would end, in anticipation of trouble from student and political organisations.
The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Government Examinations (TNDGE) on Monday announced the state Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC-class 12) and Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC-class 10) examination results.Of the 8,06,277 students who wrote the class 12 exams, 7,55,998 passed, ensuring a pass percentage of 93.76 per cent, up from the 92.3 per cent recorded last year. As for class 10, of the 9,12,620 students who wrote the exams, 8,21,994 passed, for a pass percentage of 90.07 per cent, down from the 95.2 per cent recorded last year.The pass percentage for class 12 girls is 96.32 per cent, higher than the 90.96 per cent recorded by boys. The gap is wider for class 10 as 94.38 per cent girls passed the SSLC examination against 85.83 per cent boys.As for class 12 core subjects, 634 scored full marks in physics, 1,500 in chemistry, 1,858 in mathematics, 47 in botany, 22 in zoology, 3,827 in computer science, 4,634 in commerce, 4,540 in accountancy, 1,146 in economics and 1,151 in business mathematics.Of the 7,499 higher secondary schools in Tamil Nadu, 2,628 secured a pass percentage of 100. Among these 246 are government schools. Peramblur, Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram topped with the pass percentage among the districts.As for class 10, 3,841 students scored full marks in science, 2,186 in mathematics and 1,009 in social science.Kanyakumari, Peramblur, and Virudhunagar topped with the class 10 pass percentage among the districtsAs many as 2,824 (of the total 3,095) differently-abled and 71 (of the total 74) prisoners managed to clear the class 12 exams. A total of 31,034 failed to appear for the HSC exams this year.As many as 5,424 (of the total 6,016) differently-abled and 133 (of the total 242) prisoners also managed to clear the class 10 exams. A total of 42,519 failed to appear for the SSLC exams this year.The results were announced in the presence of School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi. He thanked the students who took measures to write their board examinations despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Maharashtra Board Supplementary Exams 2022 Schedule: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination(MSBSHSE) on Sunday released the timetable for the Higher Secondary Certificate(HSC) and Secondary School Certificate(SSC) 2022 Supplementary exams. As per the official notification, the Supplementary exams will be conducted in the month of July to August 2022.Also Read - CUET PG 2022 Registration Date Extended; Here's How to Apply at cuet.nta.nic.inStudents who were unable to pass the March-April 2022 exams can sit for the Supplementary exams 2022. State Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad took to Twitter and shared the supplementary exam schedule. Also Read - Tamil Nadu SSLC, Plus 2 Results 2022: TN 10th, 12th Results Tomorrow: Check Steps to Download Marksheet“We will conduct supplementary examinations in July-August 2022 to give a chance to the students who did not get the expected success in the 10th and 12th examinations of the State Board held in March-April 2022. The schedule of these examinations has been announced by the Board @msbshse,” reads the official tweet. Also Read - JEE Main 2022: When Will NTA Release Admit Card? Check Examination Date, Other Details Hereराज्य मंडळाच्या मार्च-एप्रिल २०२२ मध्ये घेण्यात आलेल्या इ.१०वी आणि इ.१२वीच्या परीक्षेत ज्या विद्यार्थ्यांना अपेक्षित यश मिळाले नाही, त्यांना पुन्हा एक संधी देण्यासाठी आम्ही जुलै-ऑगस्ट २०२२ मध्ये पुरवणी परीक्षा घेणार आहोत. या परीक्षांचे वेळापत्रक मंडळाने जाहीर केले आहे. @msbshse pic.twitter.com/AjDeHZO6i8— Prof. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) June 19, 2022As per the notification, the demonstration, grade, oral, and internal evaluation examination period for the Higher Secondary Certificate will be held between July 20 to August 8, 2022. The Secondary School Certificate supplementary exam will begin from July 26 till August 8, 2022. The written examination will begin on July 21 and continue till August 12, 2022. For more details, candidates can check the official website of the Maharashtra Board at mahahsscboard.in.The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Friday(June 17) declared the Maharashtra SSC 10th Result. As many as 83,060 students have scored 90 per cent and above marks. The pass percentage this year is 96.94 per cent. The Maharashtra Board conducted the Class 10 SSC exams between March 15 and April 4, 2022, across the state.The Maharashtra Board (MSBSHSE) has announced the result for the Higher Secondary Certificate exam on Wednesday, June 8. A total of 94.22 per cent students cleared the HSC, Class 12 exam this year. A total of 94.22 per cent students passed the Maharashtra 12th board exam.
Pune: A reduced syllabus, home centres for the examination, and extra time allotted for writing the papers together contributed to an overall improved success rate of 1.64% as compared to 2020 in the secondary school certificate (SSC, Std X) board examination this year.Chairman of the state board Sharad Gosavi, who announced the results on Friday, said 96.94% students of the 15.84 lakh students who took the exam from Maharashtra passed this year. But the number of high scorers declined by 50% in comparision to 2020 when exams were held offline.Pune division’s results dipped from 97.34% in 2020 to 96.96% this year. Marathi had the lowest pass percentage among all the subjects at 97.48%, while pass percentage in English subject is highest at 99% for the division. Konkan division recorded the highest success rate of 99.27 % owing to fewer candidates.
Chairman of the state board Sharad Gosavi, who announced the results on Friday, said 96.9% students of the 15.8 lakh students who took the exam from Maharashtra passed this year. But the number of high scorers declined by 50% in comparision to 2020 when exams were held offline. Pune division's results dipped from 97.3% in 2020 to 96.9% this year. Marathi had the lowest pass percentage among all the subjects at 97.5%, while pass percentage in English subject is highest at 99% for the division. Konkan division recorded the highest success rate of 99.3% owing to fewer candidates. The results for 2021 were based on internal marks due to the pandemic when no written examination was conducted. Gosavi said that the improvement of the pass percentage every year was in line with New Education Policy where the focus is on encouraging students to take up higher education. Gosavi said, "The NEP wants the exam pressure on students reduced and educators to ensure that students continue to learn and take up higher education. So, if the success rate is crossing 95% consistently, then it is progressive. The evaluation process is based on a comprehensive and continuous method." Latur division set a new record with 70 of the 122 students in the state scoring 100% marks and the division was in the third place. Educators said the resurgence was because of the Latur model of studies from the 1980s where the approach is holistic and focuses on learning outcomes of students backed by solving past question papers during the fag end of the SSC preparations. The exam conducted in March and April was for 66 subjects in eight languages. There was a 100% pass percentage for 24 subjects. The state board awards extra marks to students who excel in sports, art, scout guide, performing arts, and theatre and 1,64,798 students took benefit of these extra marks.
PUNE: A reduced syllabus, home centres for the examination, and extra time allotted for writing the papers together contributed to an overall improved success rate of 1.64% as compared to 2020 in the secondary school certificate (SSC, Std X) board examination this year. Chairman of the state board Sharad Gosavi, who announced the results on Friday, said 96.94% students of the 15.84 lakh students who took the exam from Maharashtra passed this year. But the number of high scorers declined by 50% in comparision to 2020 when exams were held offline. Pune division's results dipped from 97.34% in 2020 to 96.96% this year. Marathi had the lowest pass percentage among all the subjects at 97.48%, while pass percentage in English subject is highest at 99% for the division. Konkan division recorded the highest success rate of 99.27 % owing to fewer candidates. The results for 2021 were based on internal marks due to the pandemic when no written examination was conducted. Gosavi said that the improvement of the pass percentage every year was in line with New Education Policy where the focus is on encouraging students to take up higher education. Gosavi said, "The NEP wants the exam pressure on students reduced and educators and teachers to ensure that students continue to learn and take up higher education. So, if the success rate is crossing 95% consistently, then it is progressive. This pattern is across the nation. The evaluation process is based on a comprehensive and continuous method which is reflected in the results this year." He added that the improved success rate had compromised quality. "Fewer students are getting high scores but at least we are ensuring that the students stay with education because more are clearing the examination," he added. The state board awards extra marks to students who excel in sports, art, scout guide, performing arts, and theatre. A total of 1,64,798 students took benefit of these extra marks. Gosavi said that 15 results have been reserved.
MUMBAI: Even as the state board recorded its best-ever performance in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam at 96.4%-barring 2021 when exams were not conducted- the 90% club has shrunk to 83,060 this time from 1 lakh last year and even the number of perfect 100% scorers has halved to 122 from two years ago. In the Mumbai division, too, 10,764 Class X students scored 90% and above-a drop from 14,756 in 2020 and 15,540 in 2021. This is likely to have an impact on admissions to top-rung city colleges. The 16-lakh students had attended physical school only for about 45 days in the past two years. Exams were based on 75% syllabus and students were given 15-30 minutes extra to make up for loss of writing practice. Mumbai division, with a success rate of 96.1%, dropped to the seventh position from fourth last year, but bettered its results over previous years. Both Mumbai division- it includes Mumbai city and suburbs, Thane, Raigad and Palghar-and the state saw a 3% rise in their results compared to 2020. High pass rate lights hope of higher edu: BoardThree schools in the Mumbai division, which includes Mumbai city and suburbs, Thane, Raigad and Palghar, recorded zero per cent success in this year’s SSC results which were declared on Friday. With 94.5%, Mumbai city was at the bottom of the five districts under the division. On the other hand, 12,210 schools in the state recorded cent per cent results, up 46% from 2020. This year, too, Latur managed to get a lion’s share of cent percenters in the state. Latur and Aurangabad recorded over 6% and 5% improvement over their 2022 results. Mumbai had to be content with only one student getting the perfect score. Konkan, with only 31,536 students, recorded the best results among the nine divisions whereas Nashik and Aurangabad were at the bottom of the list. Girls outperformed boys in the state with a success rate of 97.5%. For results, the state board considers the best scores in five of the six subjects. Sharad Gosavi, chairperson of the state board, admitted the quality is compromised as a result of the improved success rate. “Lesser students are getting high scores but at least we are ensuring that students stay in the flow of education because more students are clearing the examination,” said Gosavi. “The National Education Policy says that exam pressure upon students must be reduced and educators and teachers should ensure that students continue to learn and take up higher education. So if the success rate is crossing 95% consistently, then it is a progressive sign. This pattern is seen across the nation and not just in Maharashtra. The evaluation process is based on acomprehensive and continuous method which is reflected in the results this year,” Gosavi added. The results include the performance of freshers and repeaters. “The board’s decision to allow students to write exams in their own schools took away their stress and that is reflected in the results,” said Sherly Paul, principal of M A High School, Andheri. “The results are proof of the assessment being liberal and the board taking a sympathetic approach due to the pandemic,” said Errick Elavia, principal, Lady Engineer School, Tardeo. Across the state, a total of 1.6 lakh students have benefitted from the extra marks— 15—for participating in various art, cultural activities and sports; in Mumbai, the number is 31,799. A total of 25 subjects out of 55, including regional languages, recorded cent per cent results. Performance of students in core subjects such as mathematics saw a jump of over 3% in Mumbai compared to 2020. Among languages, students performed better in Hindi and Marathi, both in Mumbai and in the state. The exams, though, had their share of malpractices with 99 cases of cheating in the state, including five in Mumbai. In most cases, students were caught with cellphones. For the upcoming admission season, all eyes are on the CBSE and ICSE results, which used to be usually announced before SSC.
A 43-year-old man from Pune and his son both appeared for the Class 10 Maharashtra board examinations this year, but the results brought a mixed bag of feelings for the family as the father cleared the exam, while the son failed.The results of the annual Class 10 exams conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education were declared on Friday.Bhaskar Waghmare, who had to give up studies after Class 7 and take up a job to sustain his family, was keen to resume studies. After a gap of 30 years, he appeared for the exams this year along with his son.“I always wanted to study more, but could not do so earlier because of family responsibilities and to earn to sustain our livelihood,” Waghmare, a resident of Babasaheb Ambedkar Dias Plot in Pune city who is into a private job, told reporters on Saturday evening.“Since sometime, I was keen on resuming studies and doing some courses which would help me in earning more. Hence, I had decided to appear for the Class 10 exams. My son was also appearing for the exams this year, and this helped me,” he said. Waghmare said he used to study every day and prepare for the exams after his work.Though he is now happy to have cleared the exams, he is sad that his son failed in two papers.“I will support my son in taking up the supplementary exams (conducted for students who have failed in some subjects) and I am hopeful he will clear them,” he said.His son Sahil also had mixed feelings.“I am happy that my father did what he always wanted to do. But, I will also not give up. I will prepare for the supplementary exams and try to clear the papers,” he added.As per the results announced on Friday, the overall pass percentage this year was 96.94 per cent.The Konkan division registered the highest pass percentage of 99.27, while Nashik division was at the bottom with 95.90 per cent.This year, students appearing for the exam were given 30 minutes extra to complete the papers and for their convenience, their own schools were allowed as the exam centres.Last year (2020-21), the exams had been cancelled due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the results were prepared based on the marks obtained in the Class 9 exam and as per internal assessments of Class 10. The pass percentage for 2020-21 was 99.95 per cent.
The results of the annual Class 10 exams were declared on Friday. (Representational image)Mumbai: A 43-year-old man from Pune and his son both appeared for the Class 10 Maharashtra board examinations this year, but the results brought a mixed bag of feelings for the family as the father cleared the exam, while the son failed.The results of the annual Class 10 exams conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education were declared on Friday.Bhaskar Waghmare, who had to give up studies after Class 7 and take up a job to sustain his family, was keen to resume studies. After a gap of 30 years, he appeared for the exams this year along with his son.“I always wanted to study more, but could not do so earlier because of family responsibilities and to earn to sustain our livelihood," Waghmare, a resident of Babasaheb Ambedkar Dias Plot in Pune city who is into a private job, told reporters on Saturday evening."Since sometime, I was keen on resuming studies and doing some courses which would help me in earning more. Hence, I had decided to appear for the Class 10 exams. My son was also appearing for the exams this year, and this helped me," he said.Waghmare said he used to study every day and prepare for the exams after his work.Though he is now happy to have cleared the exams, he is sad that his son failed in two papers."I will support my son in taking up the supplementary exams (conducted for students who have failed in some subjects) and I am hopeful he will clear them,” he said.His son Sahil also had mixed feelings."I am happy that my father did what he always wanted to do. But, I will also not give up. I will prepare for the supplementary exams and try to clear the papers,” he added.As per the results announced on Friday, the overall pass percentage this year was 96.94 per cent.The Konkan division registered the highest pass percentage of 99.27, while Nashik division was at the bottom with 95.90 per cent.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThis year, students appearing for the exam were given 30 minutes extra to complete the papers and for their convenience, their own schools were allowed as the exam centres.Last year (2020-21), the exams had been cancelled due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the results were prepared based on the marks obtained in the Class 9 exam and as per internal assessments of Class 10. The pass percentage for 2020-21 was 99.95 per cent. PTI ND GK GK
The gravity of wrongdoings in the recruitment of police Sub-Inspectors in Karnataka is more serious than the crimes punishable with death or life imprisonment, a Karnataka court has observed.The Sessions Court in Kalaburagi where the scam was unearthed in April this year made the remarks while rejecting the bail plea of former BJP functionary Divya Hagaragi, one of the key accused in the case.The CID arrested Hagaragi on April 29 from Maharashtra. Her bail plea and those of others, including a Karnataka State Reserve Police Assistant Commandant Vaijanath Revoor who was to provide security but allegedly facilitated the cheating at the exam centre, were rejected by Sessions judge Hemavathi over the last week.“The gravity of the offence and its impact on society at large is to be viewed seriously, the meritorious candidates who took the examination have suffered due to this act of the petitioner and other accused persons,” the court said while rejecting the bail plea of Hagaragi.“It has a great impact on the upliftment of the entire society at large who expect transparency in relation to recruitment for a government job. Of course, none of the offences is punishable with death or imprisonment for life but the gravity of the offence committed by the accused persons is more than that of the offence which is punishable with death or imprisonment for life,” the court observed.The court also rejected Hagaragi’s plea to be given special consideration as a woman.“On perusal of the materials on record at this stage, there is a prima-facie material to show that this petitioner [Hagaragi], along with other accused persons, made the recruitment process system to the post of PSI a commercial transaction, not employment, and they have shaken up the entire recruitment system by malpractice, fraud and conspiracy,” the court said.In the course of the hearings, state prosecutors told the court that 75 per cent of the 545 candidates selected to be Sub-Inspectors were involved in malpractices.The Karnataka government annulled the results of exam last month after the CID reported large-scale rigging.The scam surfaced after it was found that one of the selected candidates at Kalaburagi, Veeresh K, who obtained 121 marks in the exam had only answered questions for 31.5 marks in the objective section. Many candidates who were not selected approached the government after the news of the recruitment of a candidate who had answered only 21 questions spread on social media.A total of 545 candidates were selected in January 2022 from among 54,287 candidates who took the written exam on October 3, 2021 (from a total of 1.5 lakh aspirants). As many as 42 candidates who appeared for the exam have been arrested by the CID so far.
Nashik: Four boys, including a pair of siblings, staying at the government observation home, have successfully cracked the SSC exam. The boys, who have single parents, have been at the observation home for the past three-four years. The four boys have scored marks in the range of 48 to 67%. Meanwhile, an inmate at the Nashik Borstal School also cleared the SSC examination with 65% marks, said officials of the school.
PUNE: The high success rate in the SSC exam will make it difficult for aspirants to find a seat in the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) or in government polytechnic colleges, said heads of educational institutes. The state Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) has released the admission schedule and seats available in various institutes in Maharashtra. The DVET started the online application process for ITIs in the state on June 17 through its website. Institute heads said that the high success rate in the SSC exam would lead to stiff competition during seat allotment among students seeking vocational education. Yogesh Patil, admission coordinator, state DVET, said, "Students mainly opt for diploma, technical courses, skill-based courses or vocational education after SSC. Demand for ITI graduates is very high in the market. The students are also inclined towards these courses because of their short duration and the assurance of a job as soon as they pass out of the institute." The application process will be conducted online till June 22 when students will have to pay the registration fees and select their institute preference. In total, there are 1,49,268 seats in private and government ITIs in Maharashtra. Last year, 1,18,775 students took admission in the ITIs in Maharashtra. Manish Rathee, a Std X student who scored 83.5% in SSC, said that he wanted to take admission in Industrial Training Institute in electrician course. "I had decided on this course from the beginning and, with this score, I think I will get into one of the Industrial Training Institutes. I plan to pursue a degree course in electrical engineering through the lateral entry scheme."
UNLIKE LAST year, when 957 students had scored perfect 100 per cent in the SSC exams, the number this year has dropped down significantly with only 122 students managing this feat in the SSC results declared on Friday. This year, 122 students from across the state scored a perfect 100 per cent of which one student is from the Mumbai Division. Last year, there were 32 students from the Mumbai division scoring a perfect 100 per cent.The high number of 100 percenters last year was attributed to overall inflation of scores due to cancellation of the traditional pattern of exam. In 2019-20, the number of students scoring a perfect 100 per cent was 242 in Maharashtra and 2 in Mumbai division.The number of students, who scored over 90 per cent has also reduced significantly. Only 83,060 students from the state scored above 90 per cent this year, including 10,764 from the Mumbai division. In 2020-21, a total of 1,04,633 students across Maharashtra scored 90 per cent and above including 15,540 in the Mumbai division. In 2019-20, there were 83,262 students across Maharashtra who scored above 90 per cent.Vishnu Sarvale, Principal of D S High School in Sion, said that many students who could have been in this category have scored between 80 to 90 per cent due to lack of accessibility. “We cater to several students from underprivileged backgrounds and have examples of students, who have not been able to go beyond 90 per cent due to lack of access to digital learning amid the pandemic. They received offline training only for a couple of months.” For example, Prasad Satpute and Prasanan Dhuri, who scored 95.6 and 95 per cent, respectively, would have clearly scored above 99 if they had more offline practice, he added.“Along with high-scorers, it is important to focus on those scoring less marks or failing. There is considerable increase in the number of students in the category of those scoring pass grade as well as second grade. This indicates how several students have not been completely ready to appear for the board exam,” said Sudam Kumbhar, an educationist.Kumbhar pointed out how 47,974 candidates have failed this year, which is less than 73,998 from the exam in the pre-pandemic time. In 2020-21, thanks to soaring marks, only 758 candidates had failed in the SSC exam.This year, 67,618 candidates across the state have scored below 45 per cent, including 20,983 students from the Mumbai Division. There were 61,294 students in this category from across Maharashtra in 2020-21.Jaywant Kulkarni, a senior teacher from city having several years of experience in state board assessment as well as counselling of students, said, “There is considerable loss of practice among students, thanks to the closure of schools, due to the pandemic. Another reason, this batch that appeared for SSC has experienced a smooth transition to the next class, without a strict evaluation. In the academic year 2020-21, when they were in Class 9, the entire academics was online, amid the pandemic and all proceeded to the next class based on the internal and online evaluations. During academic year 2019-20 when this batch was in Class 8, the schools were closed before they could appear for final exam and the results were declared on marks obtained in unit tests held before.”In March 2020, all education institutes were closed in Maharashtra following the Covid-19 outbreak.
With a score of 60 per cent in SSC, 36-years old Shilpa Gangawane stands out among the rest. This is not only because she has returned to education after a gap of over two decades, but also because she passed SSC along with her son Shubham (15) who has scored 68 per cent. “He was initially uncomfortable, thinking about how I will study along with him. But he soon started helping me with my studies. First couple of months were a struggle for me due to the huge gap in academics,” said Shilpa who had no time to celebrate her result as she continued working on Friday. A resident of Aarey Colony, Shilpa works as a domestic help in houses in the neighbourhood. She had to quit her studies after clearing class 8 due to poor family background. “I had an early marriage and got busy with family life and kids,” said Shilpa who studied in Shankarwadi Night School which is covered under NGO Masoom’s Night School Transformation Program. It was through the NGO that Shilpa got reintroduced to studies and is now planning to appear for HSC (Class XII) too “if it can be managed along with work”. “I have to earn to ensure my children study and live a better life,” she said.Out of a total of 85 night schools covered under Masoom’s programmes, 49 have scored 100 per cent result in the SSC 2022 exam.City high-scorersSanjana Ranade499/500 – 99.80 percentThakur Vidya Mandir, Kandivali“I was rooting for an offline exam and was more than happy when schools reopened. This provides us a fair platform to prove our potential,” said Sanjana who was expecting to score above 95 percent. She has received additional 15 marks for achievements in classical dance (Bharatnatyam) and vocal training. Sanjana’s sister Sanika had scored 100 per cent in the year 2017. Sanjana plans to pursue Commerce for higher studies.Radha Rasam498/500 – 99.6 per centFather Agnel School, Vashi“As schools reopened and it was final that the exams will be held in traditional offline format; I was all the more motivated to study,” said Radha. Radha received additional 15 marks for her achievements in classical dance training in Kathak. Radha wishes to take admission to a good college in Arts stream and focus on preparing for civil service exams as she wants to “contribute to society’s development”.Zaara Jabbar, 98.2 per centFather Agnel School, VashiZaara Jabbar’s 98.2 per cent score stands out with her extraordinary performance in sports. Zaara is a national-level swimmer, who has represented the state in Khelo India. She was selected by the School Games Federation of India (for Maharashtra) to participate in the ISF – World School Gymnasiade 2022, Normandy – France. She is currently training for the junior nationals to be held at Bhubaneswar from July 16 to 20.
One of the main events to happen this week was the revelation of the QS World University Rankings. Other than that, several state board results were declared and the US embassy announced that it is on a mission to make application process easier for Indian students. Here’s a quick recap.— Gujarat The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) declared the SSC (class 10) examination results on June 6, 2022. This year, Savani Hil Ishwarbhai topped the exams with 99 per cent, followed by Ladani Krishi Himanshukumar with 98.16 per cent and Hingrajiya Priyalkumar Jitubhai with 97.66 per cent.— Andhra PradeshThe Board of Secondary Education Andhra Pradesh (BSEAP) announced the SSC or class 10 results on June 6, 2022. The result was supposed to be released at 11 am of June 4, but was postponed to June 6 for unknown reasons. The passing percentage was 64.02 per cent this year. The board has recorded the lowest pass percentage as compare to the pre-pandemic years when offline exams were conducted.— RajasthanThe Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE), Ajmer office has declared the Class 12 arts stream board results this week. Only 40.27 per cent arts stream candidates have managed to qualify the board exams. Meanwhile, 96.59 per cent regular students qualified the class 12 board exams. This year, girls outshined boys in the arts stream result with an overall pass percentage of 97.21 per cent, whereas boys lagged a little behind with an overall pass percent of 95.44 per cent. Girls had performed better than boys in all the three streams this year.Additionally, results for Class 5 and 8 board exam results were also declared on June 8, 2022. This year, class 5 pass percentage is 93.8 per cent while class 8 students scored 95.5 per cent.— MaharashtraThe Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) declared the HSC results on June 8. The overall pass percentage has gone down compared to last year’s overall pass percentage of 99.6, which was based on internal assessments and previous board exam scores.Off all the nine divisions, Konkan division has recorded the highest pass percentage 97.21 while the Mumbai division has the lowest 90.91 pass percentage. Out of a total of 153 subjects, 24 subjects had 100 percent results.— AssamThe Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) has announced the HSLC or class 10 result this week. The number of candidates for the HSLC exam is 4,05,582 this year of which boys have scored a pass percentage of 58.80 per cent while girls are at 54.49 per cent. This year’s pass percentage is 56.49 per cent which is nearly 36 per cent lower than the previous year’s 93.10 per cent.— ManipurThe Council of Higher Secondary School Manipur (COHSEM) on Monday declared the class 12 results with an overall pass percentage of 90.09 per cent. This year, girls have outshone boys in arts and commerce streams securing all the top three spots except in the science stream. In the arts stream, Golmei Gaihemmei, secured the first position with a score of 459 total marks out of 500. In commerce, Abujam Anjali Devi of SDJM Higher Secondary School stood in the first position with a grand total of 424. For the science stream, the first position was bagged by Rahul Naorem, of Extra Edge School, Ghari scoring 478 marks out of 500.— UttarakhandThe Uttarakhand Education Minister announced the results for UBSE class 10, 12 board exams 2022 on June 6, 2022. As per the date released by Dhan Singh Rawat, the overall pass percentage for class 10 is 77.74 per cent whereas class 12 students performed better with an overall pass percentage of 82.63 per cent.As per the recently-revealed rankings, IISc ranked the highest in the list of Indian institutes. Rising 31 places in a year, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru has emerged as the highest ranked Indian institute in the 2023 edition of the QS World University rankings, pushing IIT-Bombay to the second position, followed by IIT-Delhi.Apart from IISc at 155, IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) and IIT-Delhi (IIT-D), which have risen five and 11 places to rank 172 and 174 respectively, are the only other Indian institutes in the global league of top 200, in continuation of a trend since 2017. The total number of Indian institutes among the top 1,000 globally has risen to 27 from 22.The United States (US) Embassy is taking various steps to simplify the visa application process for Indian students. One of these steps is waiving the interview round for those who have previously held a US visa, said Patricia Lacina, Charge D’Affaires at the US Embassy. This announcement was made on the occasion of Student Visa Day.“We will interview more applicants for student visas this summer than we ever have before. We hope very much to exceed last year’s record of 62,000 visa issuances to Indian students. We will interview over 3000 students today across consulates in India. In New Delhi, we will interview 1300 students, 1300 in Mumbai, and the other three consulates — Hyderabad, Chennai, and Kolkata — will push us over to 3000 in total,” Don Heflin, the Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs in India said.Amid a huge jump in the enrolment of students in government schools in the second pandemic year (2021-22), an estimated 4.88 lakh children — adding up to 27 per cent of the total enrolment — were left out of the midday meal scheme in Delhi “due to shortage of foodgrains”, according to a Union government document.On March 7, the Government Middle School in Taru village, about 25 km from Leh city, opened its doors after three years to welcome 21 students. It was the first step back to life — for the school and the village.
The performance of students in Mumbai city and suburbs in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination is among the bottom two of the five districts that form the Mumbai Division.In the HSC results declared on Wednesday, the Mumbai Division ranked the lowest among all nine divisions across the state. However, within the division that covers Mumbai City, Suburbs, Thane, Palghar and Raigad; the first two have recorded the least pass percentage.With 86.60 per cent, Mumbai City scored the lowest in terms of pass percentage whereas Mumbai Suburbs is just one rank above with 89.95 per cent. All other districts recorded above 90 per cent pass percentage. Raigad topped the division chart with 93.11 per cent pass percentage followed by Thane and Palghar with 93.67 per cent and 91.77 per cent, respectively.According to the district-wise data of the HSC results from the past three academic years, Mumbai City continued to report the lowest pass percentage except in the last year when there was no exam and the HSC result was declared based on an assessment formula due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the last academic year (2020-21), Mumbai City ranked second while Suburbs was placed in the second last position.In the pre-pandemic times when exams were held, Mumbai City and Suburbs remained at the bottom of the list. In the academic year 2019-20, Mumbai City was ranked last among five districts in the Mumbai division with an 86.72 pass percentage and Mumbai Suburbs was second last with a score of 89.15 per cent. In the academic year 2018-19, Mumbai City was at the bottom with 80.87 whereas Suburbs was placed at the third position with 83.05 per cent score.The data showed a trend where Mumbai City and Suburbs are continuously performing poor compared to other districts in the Mumbai Division.Chairman of the Mumbai Division of the Maharashtra State Board, Nitin Upasani said that this is due to the higher number of students. “Mumbai Division has the highest number of students appearing for board exams and within that, the city and suburbs are the biggest contributors,” he said.However, educationists said that this is a matter of concern and requires further investigation. Talking about several factors contributing to the situation, a state board counsellor from Mumbai, Jaywant Kulkarni, said, “Students appearing for HSC from Mumbai City are more focused on various entrance tests such as JEE, NEET, MHT-CET and tend to ignore the board exams. These tests are based on multiple-choice questions (MCQ) patterns. Whereas in HSC, they have to write descriptive answers.”Echoing Kulkarni’s explanation, Madhav Suryawanshi, Coordinator of the Shikshan Vikas Mancha (a body of expert educationists), said, “The situation may change next year with 50 per cent weightage for board marks in admission to professional courses which consider only entrance test scores, so far.”According to educationists, apart from a shift in focus students from the city generally have a casual approach when it comes to junior colleges compared to their counterparts from rural or peripheral areas.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has released the admit cards for the CA Foundation 2022 exam. The candidates who have registered for the examination can download their admit card by visiting the official website — icaiexam.icai.org. As per the official notification, the examinations will be conducted on June 24, 26, 28, and 30, 2022. CA Foundation admit card 2022: How to downloadStep 1: Visit the official website — icaiexam.icai.orgStep 2: Click on the link that reads ‘CA Foundation admit card 2022’ Step 3: Fill the required details such as user id and password.Step 4: Click on ‘submit’ and the CA Foundation admit card will appear on the screen.Step 5: Download and take a printout of the ICAI CA admit card 2022 for further references.Candidates must note that they have to carry a document for verification in the exam centre.As per the official website, the CA Foundation exam 2022 will be conducted in two shifts – the first shift will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm for paper I and paper II. For paper III and paper IV, the examination will begin from 2 pm and continue till 4 pm. Candidates will get 15 minutes of extra time to read the question paper. However, they will not be allowed to write their answers during these extra 15 minutes.This year, the CA Foundation exam will be conducted in several cities around the country — New Delhi, Assam, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.The exam will also be conducted in cities outside India, namely Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Kampala (Uganda), Kathmandu, Kuwait and Muscat.
PUNE: Overcoming hardship, Kiran Vishwakarma, 31, passed her HSC exam with 73% in arts after learning to use a smartphone. “I was slowing losing sight while in Std VIII and becoming dependent. I found it too difficult to go on with my schooling ,” she said. She accepted it but worked hard to take her SSC exams as an external student in 2015 . “I could not attend two years of college before appearing for HSC exams as I was an external applicant ,” she said. Before September 2020, she did not know that visually challenged people could use a smartphone. “I learned, I studied hard and listened to many audio books. Last November, I applied to give the exam and put in three months of hard work,” she said.
Mumbai: A batch that spent its junior college years away from campus has graduated to university life with a success rate of 93.2% in the state. Mumbai division recorded the lowest pass percentage at 89.7% across Maharashtra, and yet its performance has been the best in the past decade, barring 2021 when it was a no-exam year. Meanwhile, the elite 90%-plus scorer club in the state has shrunk considerably—to 10,048 from 91,420 last year. Although Mumbai was at the bottom of the pack in pass percentage, it boasted the lion’s share of 2,766 students who got more than 90%.Konkan division, the smallest zone, recorded the highest pass percentage at 96.7%, followed by Nagpur with 95.8%. Amravati division that had reported the maximum cases of copying had a success rate of 95.2% and was on the number three slot.
Pune: For visually impaired Rohit Bhargune online studies were particularly difficult, but he coped well and scored 76% even as he juggled his studies and cricket practice. The youngster is already selected for the Maharashtra Blind Cricket Team. “I did well in economics, Hindi and history scoring in the 80s, but my aggregate percentage went down because of psychology where I scored 56,” he said. After scoring 93% in SSC exams, he had to adjust to online learning.Bhargune’s father is a farmer and mother a housewife. Both have been supportive of his decisions to take up sports if he studies. “I have been playing cricket since Std VIII. After playing for inter-school competitions, I was selected for the zonals and then promoted to the Maharashtra camp,” he said.Bhargune is from Karjat in Raigad, and he travelled to Pune in January to live and study with his friends and managed to complete his syllabus after two months. He wants to build his career pursuing sports journalism by blogging or vlogging. “I will also prepare for the civil services exams,” he added.
A 19-year-old student allegedly died by suicide soon after getting to know that he had failed the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exam. Another 30-year-old man was injured in the incident and has been hospitalised, the police said.According to the police, the student lived with his family in Kothrud and studied in a prominent college in Karve Road. The incident took place around 1 pm. The HSC results were announced around noon.Inspector Mahendra Jagtap, in-charge of Kothrud police station, said, “Primary probe suggests that the student killed himself after he checked his HSC exam result and came to know he had failed.”Police said that the student’s father is a cook at an eatery and his mother works as a househelp. The injured person has been identified as Shekhar Lahu Lonare (30), a resident of the same neighbourhood.
The police have registered a case of accidental death. (Representational)Nagpur: A 28-year-old civil service aspirant allegedly died by suicide in Maharashtra's Nagpur after failing thrice to clear the UPSC exam, police said on Tuesday."Blesson Puddu Chako, a resident of Jaripatka area in Nagpur, hanged himself from a ceiling fan using a bed sheet when he was alone at his home on Sunday," they said.After completing B.Tech, Chako had started preparing for the civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).But, he had failed to clear the exam thrice and apparently got depressed, an official from Jaripatka police station said.On Sunday morning, Chako took the extreme step after his father, a retired professional, went to a church, the official said.The Jaripatka police have registered a case of accidental death, he added.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)HelplinesVandrevala Foundation for Mental Health9999666555 or email@example.comTISS iCall022-25521111 (Monday-Saturday: 8 am to 10 pm)(If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist.)