Class 11 State board exam results | T.N. records 91.17% pass rate, Coimbatore district takes top spot

This year’s pass rate is higher than last year’s 90.93%; Erode and Tiruppur districts took the second and third spots in the State

Updated - May 15, 2024 05:53 am IST

Published - May 14, 2024 01:25 pm IST - CHENNAI

Students display their their class 11 board exam results on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 in Coimbatore district

Students display their their class 11 board exam results on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 in Coimbatore district | Photo Credit: Siva Saravanan S

The results of Class XI public exam were declared on Tuesday, with 91.17% of the 8.1 lakh students clearing the exams, an increase from last year. In 2023, of the 7.7 lakh students who wrote the exams, 90.93% had passed.

Coimbatore district topped the list this year, with a 96.02 pass percentage while Erode took the second spot with 95.56, and Tiruppur came in third with 95.23. Over 4.2 lakh girls and 3.8 lakh boys wrote the exam this year, with the girls registering a pass percentage of 94.69 while the boys’ stood at 87.26.

Private schools outperformed other categories, with a pass percentage of 98.09. As many as 8,418 students scored centums in the exam, with computer science seeing the highest number of centums at 3,432.

Of the 8.221 disabled who wrote the exam, 7,504 passed. A total of 187 prison inmates wrote the exam and 170 of them cleared it.

N. Vijayan, founder-correspondent of Zion Group of Schools, said the overall performance of schools in the Class XI exams had improved. “Though it is a quantum leap for the students from Class X syllabus to the Class XI one, it forms a good base of knowledge for the students,” he said.

According to a press release from the Directorate of Government Examinations, provisional certificate can be obtained from the website. Candidates can also apply for a copy for their answer sheet and reevaluation from Wednesday. Candidates can also apply for supplementary examination, which will be held in July, the release added.

Congratulating the Class XI students, School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, on a post on X, said: “Those who failed to clear the exam can use the upcoming supplementary exam as an opportunity to score better marks.”

‘Unnecessary exam’

Pointing out the pointlessness of the Class XI exam, Tamil Nadu Post Graduate Teachers’ Association general secretary S. Prabhakaran said: “The exam was introduced to ensure that even private schools taught the Class XI syllabus. But today, neither that is being done nor do the Class XI public exam marks contribute anything to college admissions.”

The Class XI exam were introduced in 2017.

“No other State has a Class XI exam. Though there were talks of the Central Board of Secondary Education introducing it, they have now scrapped the idea too. The Class XI public exam is pointless when the student could use this energy to focus on the Class XII board exam,” Mr. Prabhakaran said.

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