Over 54 p.c. students pass SSC exam

HYDERABAD, MAY 8. As many as 283,638 of the 520,641 regular and 122,473 of the 370,618 private candidates who appeared for the SSC examination in March this year have passed. Prakasam district tops the list with 71.71 per cent, while Anantapur is placed lowest at 40.57 per cent. The pass percentage of the regular candidates is 54.48 as against 52.72 last year. The pass percentage of private candidates is 33.05.

Releasing the results here on Monday, the Minister for School Education, Mr. K. Srihari, said that of the 303,488 boys who appeared for the examination as regulars, 80,638 secured first division, 55,619 second and 28,164 third. Among the 217,153 girls who sat for the exam, 63,650 got first division, 39,159 second and 16,407 third. Among the private candidates, 250,177 boys and 120,091 girls appeared for the examination. Of the boys, 25,877 passed in first division, 13,852 in second and 5.280 in third division.

The Minister said the achievement of girls was higher by 0.72 per cent than boys in the regular category and 5.89 per cent in the private category. As many as 170 schools, 125 of them private, secured 100 per cent results, followed by 23 Zilla Parishad, 14 residential and eight government schools. As many as 68 schools, among them 29 zilla parishad, 21 private and 17 government, had zero per cent results.

He said the candidates could obtain computerised extract of the dummy mark list on payment of Rs. 10 by cash from counters installed at Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Warangal, Ongole, Nellore, Tirupati, Kurnool, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Nizamabad, Visakhapatnam, Anantapur, Khammam, Medak and Guntur from May 9 to 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Separate counters have been opened for women. Marks of any district could be secured from any of the counters. No extract of marks would be issued for OSSC, vocational examinations, malpractice and with- held cases.

Mr. Srihari stated that the supplementary examination would be held from May 31 to June 13 at 10 am daily. Failed candidates should appear without waiting for the results of recounting. May 20 is the last date for remittance of examination fee for the supplementary examination.

Pass certificates and failed memoranda will be despatched to the institutions concerned within 15 days. The SSC Board would make available the marks extract sheets of the failed candidates to the sponsoring high schools by May 11.

Those who desire to get their marks re-totalled should pay Rs. 50 per subject through the government treasury.

The Minister explained that the procedure for recounting had been modified to expedite the process. First priority for recounting would be given to failed candidates. Efforts were being made to give by May 30 the results of recounting for failed candidates who applied before May 17.

For those wanting recounting after May 17 the results would be intimated within six weeks from the date of application. The last date for receipt of application for recounting would be June 7.