The II Pre University (PU) results, said to be the best in 10 years, had some standout trends too.
To begin with, 60 per cent of the students scored a first class.
Those with distinction were 6.03 per cent; 24.9 per cent scored second class and 23.8 per cent third class.
Commerce stream had the highest pass percentage with 67.86, followed by science with 61.46 per cent and arts with 51.76 per cent. More number of English-medium students passed (64 per cent) the exams compared to Kannada-medium students (54.33 per cent).
The maximum number of ‘100 on 100’ was for accountancy (944), statistics (779), physics (710) and computer science (585). Carnatic Music had the highest pass percentage with 100.
Girls overtake boys
Like almost every year, girls overtook boys by almost 15 per cent (pass percentage-wise) with 66.51 per cent compared to 52.72 per cent last year. This year too, students in rural areas scored better than their urban counterparts (pass percentage of 61.21 against 58.79).
Bifurcated PU colleges scored the best with 73.42 pass per cent, followed by unaided PU colleges (72.49), corporation PU colleges (69.23), aided PU colleges (67.66) and government PU colleges (65.8).
Speaking about caste-wise results where those from the Scheduled Castes had a pass percentage of 48.06, Scheduled Tribes 52.16 per cent, Category 1 students 58.26 per cent and ‘Others’ a pass per cent of 62.08, Kumar G. Naik, Secretary, Primary and Secondary Education, said that from the coming years, results of students belonging to the minorities will also be compiled.
Another highlight of the results was the impressive 66.75 pass percentage that visually impaired students scored.