10 percent jump in SSLC pass percentage

Published: Friday, May 13, 2011, 11:22 [IST]

With Karnataka SSLC results out there are lot of success stories yet to be discovered. According to the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB), about 73.90 per cent of the students passed the SSLC exam, this year.

This year's results records a healthy 10.34% increase in pass percentage as compared with last year's. Interestingly, three students —Aniketh Sathyanarayan from United High School (Hassan), Nalini H from Vivekananda High School (Bellary), and Vishal J from Vivekananda High School (Bellary)—shared the first rank this time. Each secured 620/625.

The results will be announced at the concerned schools after 11am today (Friday). After announcing the results state primary and secondary education minister Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri said, "We had seen the hitherto highest SSLC results in 2009, which was 73.71%; but this batch of SSLC students (2010-2011) have overcome that record by giving us 73.90 pass percentage in these results."

The revised paper scheme of 25:75, with 25 marks for objective type questions and 75 marks for subjective questions, received a thumbs up from most.The current scheme is far better than the previous one as it gives emphasis on all the sections equally.

This year, Bangalore Rural and Chikkodi districts managed to maintain the first two places. Bangalore Rural bagged the first place by securing 87.43% of students passing and Chikkodi, in the second place, with overall pass percentage of 87.01. Last year, Bangalore Rural was in the second place with 79.21% and Chikkodi was in first place with 79.92%.

It has been observed that the girls continued to outshone boys in overall pass percentage, boasting a figure of 78.81 to the 69.57 per cent of boys.The pass percentage for freshers was 80.79, while that of repeaters and private candidates was 24.10 and 11.64 respectively.

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