Students, don’t panic. The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) results will not be declared today. Quashing rumours, the Maharashtra state board announced that the results will be declared later this week.
A press release will be issued at least one day before the results are to be announced, said officials.
“There are many rumours surrounding the date by which the SSC results will be announced. We request students and parents to not pay heed to them,” said Duttatray Jagtap, chairperson of the Mumbai division, which includes Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad. “We will announce the results this week, and inform everyone one or two days beforehand,” he added.
The board has asked websites and newspapers to refrain from publishing unconfirmed reports. “The media needs to stop speculating. This only feeds students’ and parents’ anxieties,” added Jagtap.
The SSC results have been delayed this year as the exams started a week later than usual on account of the civic polls. The exams began on March 7, instead of March 1.
Officials said more students appeared for the exam this year compared to previous years. “There are more answer sheets to evaluate, compared to the past 10 to 20 years, but the number of examiners and moderators has remained the same. So it took time to complete assessments,” said Jagtap.
He said processing sports and cultural marks — which students excelling in sports and cultural activities are awarded — have added to the delay. “ This is the first time we are giving students extra marks for being proficient in singing, dancing, drawing, and folk art. It took time to process and verify all the applications,” said Jagtap.