Marginal rise in Plus Two pass percentage in Thanjavur

The results of Plus Two examinations held in March, which were released here on Friday, threw up a surprise as boys under four different categories of schools dispelled the notion that girls always outperformed them in public exams.

The office of Chief Education Officer released data on 217 higher secondary schools in Thanjavur district under 10 different categories of schools. In three categories – Social Welfare, Corporation and CBSE/ICSE (LKG to X) with XI and XII State Board Syllabus – boys outperformed girls in terms of pass percentage.

In ‘Oriental schools’ category, their performance equalled the girls.

All 17 boys who took the examination through schools run by the Social Welfare department passed, while only 14 out of of 23 girls were successful.

Under the second category, where girls recorded good performance, boys snatched away the honours by registering a pass percentage of 66.67 against 58.06 by girls.

In ‘Oriental schools’ category, all the 32 boys and all the 8 girls have emerged victorious.

In the CBSE/ICSE category, 15 out of 17 boys came out successful whereas three out of six girls secured the required marks for clearing the examination.

However, on overall performance, girls forged ahead with a pass percentage of 93.80 against 87.54 by boys.

In all, out of 28,864 students who appeared for the examination in Thanjavur district, 26,282 cleared the examination, putting the pass percentage at 91.05 compared to 90.25 registered last year.


In Tiruvarur, it was the same story. Boys who appeared through partly aided schools scored over girls by securing 98.05 pass percentage compared to 95.30 by girls.

In ‘Municipal School’ category, they registered a pass percentage of 76.92 compared to 60 by girls.

In ‘Matriculation Schools’ category, girls equalled the pass percentage of 99.22 percent achieved by boys.

In all, out of 14,220 students who appeared for the examination in Tiruvarur district through 117 schools classified in seven categories, 12,303 cleared the examinations, according to a press release.

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