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SSLC, HSSLC (Arts) 2013 witness highest pass percentage in five years

By Our Reporter

Students throng St Anthony's Higher Secondary School for admission soon after SSLC results were declared in the city. (ST)
Students throng St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School for admission soon after SSLC results were declared in the city. (ST)

 SHILLONG: The results of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) – Arts stream declared by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) here on Thursday saw an improvement in the total pass percentage as compared to the last five years.

The total pass percentage of student in the SSLC stands jumped to 56.31 percent this year as compared to 50.56 in 2012, 46.34 in 2011, 45.05 in 2010, 46.77 per cent in 2009.

Similarly, the pass percentage in the HSSLC (Arts) marked an increase this year with 57.19 per cent as compared to 52.26 per cent in 2012, 45.88 in 2011, 51.77 in 2010 and 44.46 in 2009.

Out of 41,007 students who appeared in the SSLC examination, 23,093 students cleared the emerged successful. While 17,458 students secured first division, 5635 managed second division. In the HSSLC (Arts) examination out of the 20,616 students 11,791 emerged successful. While 665 secured first division, 4,143 second division, a major chunk of students (6545) managed third division and 435 made it simple pass.

Meanwhile, 25 students were expelled by the board for adopting unfair means in the HSSLC examination. The students are debarred from appearing the HSSLC examination for one year.

 Gender wise

Students crwod a city cyber cafe to check the SSLC, HSSLC (Arts) results online. (ST)
Students crwod a city cyber cafe to check the SSLC, HSSLC (Arts) results online. (ST)

Though the female students have secured top positions in both SSLC and HSSLC examinations, male students have excelled as far as total pass percentage is concerned.

In the SSLC examination, male students outshone the female in both the regular and private section with pass percentages of 85.67 per cent and 52.84 percent respectively as compared to 84.56 and 51.40 per cent of the female candidates.

In the HSSLC examinations, the boys got the better of their female counterparts in the regular category with a pass percentage of 76.13 per cent against 65.85 per cent of the girls. However, in the non-regular section, the females performed better than the males with 23.98 per cent of the girls making the cut against 20.74 per cent of the boys.

 District wise

West Jaintia Hills secured a high pass percentage of 80.98 in the SSLC examinations to top among the districts in the criteria. Out of the 2949 students who appeared, 2388 cleared the examinations.

East Khasi Hills followed closely at 79.35 per cent and out of the 11732 students, 9309 emerged successful in the SSLC tests.

Despite missing out in the topper’s list, Ri Bhoi district registered a pass percentage of 72.89 percent followed by East Jaintia Hills with 69.39 per cent, West Khasi Hills with 63.40 per cent and South West Khasi Hills with 62.91 per cent. South Garo Hills registered the lowest pass percentage with only 28.90 per cent of the candidates emerging successful from the district. South West Garo Hills had 31.97 per cent of the students making the cut while East Garo Hills registered a pass percentage of 33.94 per cent.

Principal of Anderson Higher Secondary School W. Sohkhelet (L) along with the toppers from the school in Nongstoin. (ST)
Principal of Anderson Higher Secondary School W. Sohkhelet (L) along with the toppers from the school in Nongstoin. (ST)

Meanwhile, in the HSSLC (Arts) examinations, Ri Bhoi district registered the highest pass percentage with 75.89 per cent successful candidates followed by West Jaintia Hills with 73.95 per cent, East Khasi Hills with 72.58 per cent, West Khasi Hills with 69.81 per cent, South West Khasi Hills with 60.72 per cent and East Jaintia Hills with 52.19 per cent.

Only 31.41 per cent of the students from South West Garo Hills made the cut while 31.56 per cent of students from South Garo Hills emerged successful. East Garo Hills was ahead with 33.22 per cent, West Garo Hills with 37.41 per cent and North Garo Hills with 40.39 per cent.

Institution wise

As many as 102 institutions all over the state managed to secure 100 per cent pass percentage in the SSLC examination including St Mary’s Hr Sec School and St Xavier’s Secondary School which acquired the first, second and third positions.

However, none of the students from Rongram Higher Secondary School, Rongram and Naguapara Secondary School in Naguapara could emerge successful in the examinations.

Meanwhile, in the HSSLC Examination, as many as 14 institutions managed to secure 100 per cent pass percentage including Anderson Higher Secondary School in Nongstoin, Holy Child Hr Sec School, Sankardev College and St Edmund’s College (Hr Sec Section) in Shillong, Good Shepherd Hr Sec School in Jongksha, KJP synod Mihngi Higher Secondary School, St Mary’s Mazzarello Girls’ Higher Secondary School and North Liberty Higher Secondary School in Jowai, Mawdon Mawpen Presbyterian Higher Secondary School in Lawbah, St Ursula Border Area Higher Secondary School in Mawlong and Tynring Presbyterian Higher Secondary School in Tynring.

None of the students from Patharkata Higher Secondary School, Patharkata in West Garo Hills cleared the HSSLC examinations.

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