Students came out with flying colours in the High School Certificate (HSC) examination 2014, results of which were declared on Wednesday.

As many as 76.03 per cent examinees passed with grades this year compared to 73.11 per cent in 2013. In regular stream, the pass percentage was, however, recorded at 78.95 per cernt.

According to Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha, 6,01,882 students from all the streams had appeared in the matriculation examinations. Of them 4,55,094 came out successful.

As many as 387 students have been placed in A1 Grade or over 90 per cent marks, followed by 7047 A2 (80-90 percent), 28,446 B1 (70-80 percent), 65,158 B2 (60-70 percent), 105,979 C (50-60 percent), 143,398 D (40-50) and 104,679 E (30-40 percent).

Those secured A1 Grade are from regular streams. Of them 227 are boys and 160 girls. BSE sources said 10 SC students and five ST students have made it to A1 Grade category.

As far as district wise performances are concerned, Deogarh district has been placed on the top of table as the district achieved the highest pass rate of 80.03 percent and Malkangiri has scored the lowest at 34.40 per cent.

“District wise performance of students will be analysed. It is a matter of concern that only 34.40 per cent of students from Malkanagiri have passed. Every aspect of failure will be looked into,” said Usha Padhee, School and Mass Education Secretary.

The number of schools with 100 percent result has gone up to 434 from 289 last year. Similarly, number of schools recording nil results has come down from 51 to 25 this year.