In all the four streams – S.S.L.C., Matriculation, Anglo-Indian and O.S.L.C. – girls outscored boys by a 3 to 6 percentage points difference in the results declared here on Wednesday.
A total of 9,67,420 candidates (private and from schools) appeared for the S.S.L.C examination, recording a pass percentage of 82.5 per cent. In the Matriculation stream, where a total of 1,32,545 candidates took the examination, the pass percentage was 94.7. Over a lakh secured 60 per cent and above.
In the Anglo-Indian stream, the pass percentage among girls was 98.2 per cent and 93.7 per cent among boys. A total of 4,762 candidates appeared in the examination, with the pass percentage standing at 96.3 per cent.
There was a dip of 4 percentage points in the overall pass percentage among students who appeared under the O.S.L.C stream. The pass percentage was 88.2 per cent, among the 1,548 students who took the examination.
S. Jasmine of MPL Girls Higher Secondary School (HSS), Tirunelveli was the highest scorer (495) in the S.S.L.C stream. Four students came second with 494 marks, while 10 students came third with 493 marks.
S. Pavithraa of Bannariamman VMS, Sathyamangalam topped the Matriculation exam with 495 marks.
In the Anglo-Indian stream, the top score was shared by two girls from Coimbatore. S. Rene Angel of St. Francis Anglo-Indian Girls Higher Secondary School and J. Namrita of Stanes HSS scored 483 marks each. S. Anusha of Sri Ahobila Math Oriental HSS, Chennai topped the O.S.L.C stream with 475 marks.
Students who want their answer re-totalled should apply before May 31. Supplementary exams will be held in June and July. Candidates can collect their mark lists on June 15 from their schools; private candidates can get theirs from the centre they appeared.