State education board put an end to the confusion over passing marks in Physic, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics subjects that the students have to get 35% of pass marks in above these subjects.
Initially is was proposed to 25% of marks to pass. Instead, they can score a minimum of 35 marks in practicals and theory put together out of the total 100. A notification was issued to this effect on Saturday.
According to the Sajerao Jadhav, the state board chairperson, after the change in the curriculum a proposal was sent to the state government seeking passing marks in theory and practical would be 25% marks.
Jadhav said, "This proposal is yet to be passed by the government. Therefore, for this batch of students, the rule is not applicable. As students were confused about it, we have issued an official notification,"
He added that the HSC students can score 10 marks in theory and 25 marks in practical and still pass the exam.
This move has come as a relief to many students who taught the physics paper was not only lengthy but also very tough.
"This syllabus was vast. Foe weaker students who believed that they could have failed the exam, this move will definitely be a relief. The move won't make much difference to bring students as they are not just concerned about passing the exam, but about scoring well for competitive exams," said a student from the western suburbs.
Supervisor of Holy Family High School Susan Babu said students have been told that they will have to independently clear the written paper. "With the difficult paper, the notification would be quite a relief for many students," she said.
Proposed system: Students should score 25% of marks independently in theory exam for passing in PCMB.
Current system: Students have to score a minimum of 35% of marks in both theory and practical marks combined together in PCMB.