Mira Road boy scores 35 in all subjects, passes SSC with 35%
In a rare feat, a boy from Mumbai’s Mira Road scored the bare minimum marks – 35 – in all six subjects in the SSC (Class X) exam of the Maharashtra Board.
Akshit Jadhav, a student of Shanti Nagar High School in Mira Road, passed the exams with a score of 35 percent – the absolute minimum required for passing. He has become the talk of the town after the results were declared last Saturday.
“He was surprised to see his score, as he was expecting 55 percent,” Akshit’s father Ganesh Jadhav was quoted as saying.
“Students attempt every question in anticipation that they would get a high score, but they may end up with low score. Akshit, on the other hand, secured minimum passing marks and we all are happy that he cleared the exam,” his father added.
While several merit rankers have escaped the public eye, Akshit has earned some media limelight after being approached by several local news channels and reporters for an interview.
Back in 2015, a similar feat was achieved by Indrajeet More, a district-level Kabaddi player from Kolhapur, who had scored exactly 35 in all subjects in his SSC exams.
More was gifted a bicycle by Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde.
“Back in my school days, it was said that scoring exactly 35 percent gets a cycle from the government. So I have sent a cycle to Indrajeet More of Kolhapur,” Tawde had said.
The gesture, however, had garnered some criticism from psychologists, who argued that the minister’s move may send a wrong message to future aspirants.