The State recorded its best results in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination in at least 12 years with an overall pass percentage of 81.19. The results of the 2014 exam, announced on Monday, are better than the 77.47 per cent recorded last year.
Announcing the results, Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education Kimmane Ratnakar said that of a total 8.13 lakh students who wrote the examination, 6.6 lakh have passed .
The overall pass percentage of fresh candidates stands at 85.37 per cent, an increase from last year’s 82.84 per cent.
The pass percentage of repeaters is 40.85 per cent and 13.7 per cent for private candidates.
The topper, Nithya Surabhi B.A. from Marimallappa’s High School, Mysore, has secured 622 marks out of 625.
Like every year, girls have outperformed boys (85.46 per cent against 77 per cent) and students from rural areas have fared better than their urban counterparts (85.33 per cent against 80.84 per cent).