SSC Results are not a milestone: Says Experts

MUMBAI: Experts have cautioned parents and students not to over react after the announcement of Maharashtra SSC results 2018. The SSC results determines the cut-offs for FYJC. Clinical psychologist Seema Hingorrany said, “Whatever be the result, parents and students must not act on it immediately. If the SSC results are not as they would have expected and the student feels they will not get into a course or college of choice, they need to discuss it. Anxiety is common and thus students must come forward to contact psychologists, parents or even friends.”

As per counsellors, you must share and talk to your close ones and experts if the result is low. Psychiatrist Dr Harish Shetty said, “The board exam results are not a milestone. Students must share their fears with family, friends, favourite teachers and counsellors. Teachers should also reach out to students who might have scored lower than expected.”

Several schools also tell parents and students about the time when results are announced and arrange special workshops to remove the anxiety of parents and students. A school teacher said, “We hold separate sessions for our students and parents to prepare them for the Result Day and make sure they don’t panic and pass on their worries to students.”

Seven SSC papers were leaked on Whatsapp this time. Extra marks for extracurricular activities could be revised as this could benefit the scores of students. Maharashtra revised its rules for awarding additional marks to students getting high in arts and culture in November 2017. Students can now earn up to 15 extra marks, as opposed to 25. Nearly 81,000 SSC students in Maharashtra benefited from this and 139 students got a full 100 marks.

As Maharashtra SSC Results 2018 are announced, students can check their results online and will get their marksheets later on from schools. Students can apply for verification of marks and photocopies of answersheets from June 9. Students who wish to apply for re-evaluation must apply for a photocopy of answersheet first and for re-evaluation within five working days of getting their photocopies at the respective divisional board. The Maharashtra SSC Supplementary or re-examination will be conducted in July-August 2018. More than 17.5 lakh appeared for the SSC exams in Maharashtra's nine divisions. Around 3.83 lakh students took the exam from the Mumbai division comprising Thane, Raigad, Palghar and Mumbai.