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Government and aided schools put up an improved performance

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 2,05,413 of the 2,74,011 students who took the Higher Secondary examination in March have qualified for higher education. The pass percentage for the year is 74.97 against 76.46 last year.

Education Minister M.A. Baby announced the results here on Wednesday.

Girl students have fared better than boys in the examinations. Of the 1,48,922 girls who appeared for the examination, 1,19,723 passed. Only 87,432 of the 1,27,538 boys passed.

Among the 1,523 students who won A+ in all subjects, 1,026 are girls. As many as 1,413 students in science, 12 in humanities and 98 in commerce got A+ in all subjects.

As many as 1,06,911 students in science, 39,237 in humanities and 59,265 in commerce are eligible for higher studies.

The performance of the government and aided schools was better than the unaided schools. While 93,009 of the 1,27,586 students in government schools passed the examination, 88,986 of the 1,12,639 students in aided schools emerged successful. Though the number of students from the aided schools was much lesser, 33,682, only 23,318 passed.

Among the Scheduled Caste students, 13,579 of the 26,729 passed. In the Scheduled Tribe category, 1,479 of the 3,593 students passed the examination.

In the OEC category - 5,828 from 9,384; OBC - 1,21,377 from 1,58,318; and general category - 64,889 from 78,441 emerged successful.

Thrissur district has the highest pass percentage of 82.27 and Pathanamthitta the lowest of 64.05. St.Mary's Higher Secondary School, Pattom, here had the highest number of candidates, 670, of which 572 were successful. Ernakulam district has the highest number of students who secured A+.

As many as 1,713 students from 25 technical schools are eligible for higher education. In Kalamandalam Art School, 29 out of the 45 students passed the examination.

Open school

The pass percentage in the open school category is 34, with 26,697 of the 78,253 students emerging successful. Grace marks were awarded to 19,200 students for extra-curricular activities.

Distribution of certificates will be completed by May end. Facilities have been provided at the Higher Secondary Directorate for attesting the printout of certificates taken from the website and issuing provisional certificates.

The SAY/improvement examinations will be held from June 14 to 18 at 9.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Applications for scrutiny and revaluation should be submitted at the respective examination centres. Details are available on the Higher Secondary portal.

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