Staff Reporter

DHARMAPURI: Of the 16,301 students (boys 8,574; girls 7,727) appeared for examinations held in March 6,866 boys and 6,411 girls passed the examination.

The overall pass percentage is 81.45 per cent. It is 0.12 per cent higher than last year. Percentage of pass – boys 80 and girls 82.09.

Out of the 76 Government Higher Secondary Schools in the district, the pass percentage of 68 schools is above 60 per cent. The results of the Morappur Girls Higher Secondary School had gone down from 66 per cent to 58 per cent.

Government Tribal Residential School in Sitheri faired better than last year as the pass percentage of the school is 90.48. Thirty eight students passed out of the forty appeared for the examinations.

As many as 62 students scored centum in the district in core subjects. Last year it was 139. Thirty six students missed one mark in chemistry and 28 students in mathematics.

Eleven students scored centum in physics, 11 in chemistry, 39 in mathematics, six in biology, six in computer science, five in commerce and one in accountancy.

S. Sathish of Sentil Matriculation Higher Secondary School stood topper in the district with a total score of 1,182. He scored centum in physics and chemistry, 199 each in biology and mathematics, 194 in Tamil and 190 in English.

A. Aartthi of Vijay Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School bagged second place in the district with a total marks of 1,181.

She got centum in mathematics, 199 each in physics, chemistry, biology, 195 in Tamil and 189 in English.

S. Barkat from the same school got the third place with total marks of 1,180. He got centum in chemistry, 199 each in physics and computer science, 198 in mathematics, 192 each in Tamil and English.

Krishnapuram Government School tops with 99.29 per cent pass.

Government Higher School in Krishnapuram tops in the district with 99.29 per cent of pass. R. Uma Maheswari of the school got 1,119 marks and becoming first among the government schools.

A. Ramesh of Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Papparapatti stood second with a total marks of 1,101. P. Manjunathan of Government Boys Higher Secondary school, Marandaalli got the third place in the district with a total marks of 1,100.