Pune, Jun 13 (PTI) A total of 193 students scored 100 per cent marks in the Maharashtra Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Class X examination, results for which were declared today. Also Read - Man-eater Tiger That Killed Eight People Captured in Maharashtra's Chandrapur District

The officials of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary said the reason behind the increase in the number of students scoring cent per cent marks could be because they got benefit of extra marks under the arts/drawing and sports quota. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train News: Lawyers Allowed to Use Special Suburban Services | Timings, Guidelines Here

While the sports quota was already existing, the board this year introduced arts/drawing quota, which led to the increase in the number of students scoring 100 per cent marks. Also Read - Light-Intensity Earthquake of 3.3 Magnitude Hits Near Nagpur

Last year 39 students had scored 100 per cent.

A pass percentage of 88.74 was registered in Maharashtra in the results of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination.

A total of 81,736 students benefitted due to newly introduced arts/drawing quota, while 3,903 students got benefit of the sports quota.

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