The pass percentage in the SSLC exam in Puducherry and Karaikal has been consistently improving by around two per cent for every year since 2010-11.

Of the total 18,671 students that appeared for the exam, 17,528 passed. There were 9,275 girls who appeared for the exam, with 88.96 of them passing (95.91 per cent) and 9,396 boys who appeared with 8,632 appearing (91.87 per cent). Overall, Puducherry has fared marginally better than the Karaikal in terms of pass percentage, with 94.76 per cent pass percentage as opposed to the 89.36 per cent in Karaikal, statistics from the Education Department revealed.

In terms of schools achieving 100 per cent pass, there were a total of 10 Government schools and a total of 121 private and Government schools who managed the feat.

The worst pass percentage was achieved by NSC Bose Government High School in Periyar Nagar, with a pass percentage of 52 per cent.

According to an official from the Education Department, the performance of many of the schools had improved dramatically. The reason for this improvement was not only that the correction in mathematics was more lenient than the previous years, but also that the students received their text books on time, unlike the first batch of Samacheer Kalvi students.

In the press meet to announce the results, Chief Minister N. Rangasamy said work towards converting some Government schools into CBSE schools would start soon.