As many as 2,56,454 students of the 3,15,293 students from 1,904 schools in the State who appeared for the higher secondary school (HSS) examination in March this year have qualified for higher education, registering a pass percentage of 81.34. This is against an all-time high 88.08 per cent last year.

The results of the higher secondary and vocational higher secondary school examinations (VHSE) were announced here on Wednesday by Minister for Education P.K. Abdu Rabb.

He said he said 5,132 students got A+ grade in all subjects this year, compared to 3,334 students in 2012. Of the 5,132 students, 3,519 were girls and 1,613 boys. Among the districts, Thrissur bagged the highest A+ grades – 642. St. Mary’s HSS, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, secured the highest number of A+ among schools — 84.

As many as 4,371 students got A+ in all subjects in Science, 121 in Humanities, and 640 in Commerce. In the Scheduled Caste category, 79 students got A+ in all subjects and in the Scheduled Tribe category, it was five.

Ernakulam became the district with the highest pass percentage (84.82 per cent), while Pathanamthitta recorded the lowest (74.79 per cent).

Of the 1,66,637 girl students who appeared for the exams, 1,45,162 qualified for higher studies (87.11 per cent), and of the 1,48,656 boys, 1,11,292 (74.87 per cent) qualified.

A sector-wise analysis shows that of 1,42,242 students from government schools who appeared for the exam, 1,14, 635 qualified for higher studies (80.59 per cent). In the aided sector, of the 1,41,473 students, 1,18,176 became eligible for higher studies (83.53 per cent). In the unaided sector, of the 31,357 students who appeared for the exam, 23,438 became eligible for higher studies (74.75 per cent). Of the 211 students from Special Schools who appeared for the exam, 205 qualified. In the compartmental, 4,827 qualified for higher education.

The Minister said 42 schools registered 100 per cent pass. Of them, four were Special Schools, 32 unaided schools, four aided schools, and two government schools. There were 10 government schools among the 32 who registered a pass percentage of below 30. As many as 1,672 students from the 26 Technical Schools qualified for higher education. Of these, 51 bagged A+. In Kalamandalam Arts School, 51 students qualified. From the Open School, 24,814 of the 70,643 students qualified.

VHSE results

The Minister said a pass percentage of 90.32 for Part-I and II, and 85.35 per cent for Part-I, II and III was registered in the vocational higher secondary examination. Of the 26,254 candidates who appeared for the VHSE examination in March, 23,713 students qualified for Part-I and II, while 22,408 qualified for Part-I, II and III.

Wayanad district registered the highest pass percentage in part-I and II (97.89), and Pathanamthitta the lowest (77.63). Wayanad also had the highest pass percentage in Part-I, II and III (93.68), and Pathanamthitta the lowest (73.60). Haritha Sudarsanan of Government VHSS, Njekkad, and Anjali K.R. and Saranya T.S. of Government Boys VHSS, Kunumkulam, got A+ in all subjects. The certificates and migration certificate will be issued from the respective schools at the end of May.