Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Wednesday (July 29) announced the class 10 examination results, recording an overall passing percentage of 95.30%. There was a massive increase in the performance of students as compared to last year.

Total 5,39,373 students have been placed in the first division, followed by 5,50,809 students in the second division, and 3,30,588 in the third division. This year, at least 8,360 schools have declared a 100 percent result.

After hitting a decade-low in passing rate, there has been a huge rise of 18.20% points in the success rate of Maharashtra Board class 10 students this year.

The overall pass percentage of fresh candidates who appeared for the March 2020 examinations was 95.30%, whereas in 2019, only 77.10% students cleared the SSC exam.

Region-wise, the Konkan region outperformed all the remaining eight divisions with 98.77% success rate. The Aurangabad region had the lowest pass percentage at 92%.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray congratulated the successful students. The minister in his tweet, wrote, "Congratulations to all students as you cross an important milestone of SSC exams and embark on the next stage of life’s journey. Even if the results haven’t been up to your expectation, don’t be disheartened as life is full of opportunities. My best wishes are with all of you."

A total of 17,65,898 candidates had registered for the Secondary School Certificate examinations in Maharashtra. Of these, 2,85,642 students are from the Pune division which includes Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Ahmednagar, and Dolour.

Those who have passed the exam will be issued with an original mark sheet and it can be collected by the students from their respective schools.