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Class 12 results declared in T.N., 93.76% students pass

School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi releasing Class 12 results at Anna Library, Kotturpuram, in  Chennai on Monday. Principal Secretary, School Education, Kakarla Usha, and Director of Government Examination Chennai Sethurama Varma look on.

School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi releasing Class 12 results at Anna Library, Kotturpuram, in  Chennai on Monday. Principal Secretary, School Education, Kakarla Usha, and Director of Government Examination Chennai Sethurama Varma look on. | Photo Credit: R Ravindran

Class XII students recorded a pass percentage of 93.76 in the State Board public exams held in May, the results of which were announced on Monday. The results indicated a marginal improvement in performance when compared to the 2020 pass percentage of 92.34. The 10th Standard results were also released on Monday.

This was the first round of board exams that the Class XII students had taken, as their Class X and Class XI exams had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years. The exams were held following a year of uncertainty, during which the academic year began late and there was a break from in-person classes during the third wave of the pandemic. 

With regard to the Class XII results, girls performed better than boys, with 5.36% more girls passing the exams. Perambalur district topped the State with a pass percentage of 97.95, followed by Virudhunagar at 97.27 and Ramanathapuram at 97.02.  

The Class X results, however, indicated a dip in performance, with a pass percentage of 90.07 as against 95.17 in 2019.  After two years of all students being declared as having passed, the Class X exams were conducted in May this year. Girls performed significantly better than boys, with 8.55% more girls passing the exams. Kanniyakumari district scored the highest pass percentage of 97.22, followed by Perambalur and Virudhunagar, at 97.15 and 95.96, respectively.

Minister for School Education Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi said it was the responsibility of the School Education Department to support and guide the students on their next step. “Students could call the toll-free helpline numbers 14417 or 1098 for any queries or concerns. The helpline centre set up by the department would also make calls to those who have scored low marks and counsel them, if needed,” he said.

The Minister also addressed the concerns of students who were unable to take the exams or clear them. This year, 31,034 registered candidates did not appear for the Class XII exams and 42,519 candidates did not appear for the Class X exams. 

“Taking the welfare of students into consideration, we will hold the supplementary exams in July, so that students could clear them at the earliest and pursue higher studies without having to miss a year,” the Minister said.

Temporary marksheets are expected to be made available from June 24 by the Directorate of Government Examinations. 


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