SHILLONG/ TURA: Sourav Pathak of Ram Krishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Cherrapunjee, topped the list of successful students in the SSLC Examination 2014 while Amika K War of Auxillium Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Shillong, bagged the top position in the HSSLC (Arts) Examination, results of which were declared on Monday.
Tura students, however, took the icing with eight of the region’s students securing noteworthy positions.
With an overall pass percentage of a moderate 54.31% in the State, the Tura students stood their ground despite erratic power-cuts and frequent disruptions like bandhs to make their parents and institutions proud.
While the topper belonged to Khasi Hills, Garo Hills was not left far behind with Subendhu Karmakar from Tura Town Higher Secondary School, a close second securing a total of 567 just four short of the topper, Sourav.
Tura Sherwood School proved its mettle once again with six positions in the top twenty.
Lead by Drishti De and Shreya Bhattacharjya who secured 5th and 6th position respectively, Sherwood School went on to grab four other positions with securing the 10th ,17th ,18th and 20th position.
St. Xavier’s Secondary School Tura was the only other institution from Garo Hills to make it to the top twenty with Allegra T Sangma bagging the 19th position. Besides Allegra T Sangma, Jeremy M Sangma (17th position) of Sherwood School was the only other tribal candidate from among the Garos to find a berth in the top twenty.
While the pass percentage of 30% in Garo Hills is a sad commentary on the state of education in this volatile region marred by insurgency and other related factors, the achievement of these students point towards a silver lining in the grey sky line.
Meanwhile, Neil Leeson Syiemlieh from K.C. Secondary School, Shillong secured the third position in the SSLC list with a score of 566.
The fourth position was shared by Roisan Wahlang of Little Flower School, Shillong and Badaiahun Wriang of Synod Higher Secondary School, Shillong (563 marks each).
Similarly, the seventh position also shared between Sharmistha Dutta of All Saints’ Diocesan Higher Secondary School, Shillong, Nilakshi Mazumder of St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong and Dipti Tiwary of Anderson Higher Secondary School, Nongstoin (559 marks each).
The eighth position went to Dapdianglin Marwein of Synod Higher Secondary School, Shillong while the 9th position went to Fateha Laskar of Lady Keane Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Shillong.
There were three students in the 10th position with Anwesha Das of Seven Set Higher Secondary School, Shillong, Amaayaa Goswami of St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School and Aditya Kumar of Sherwood School, Tura (554 marks each).
Three students from Jaintia Hills – Wardibonlang Pakma of H.K. Singh Memorial Secondary School, Jowai (11th position), Samhakani Suja of K.J.P. Synod Mihngi Higher Secondary School, Jowai (14th) and Berister Swer from Govt. Boys’ Higher Secondary School (15th) – also made it to the Top 20 list.
In the HSSLC (Arts) merit list Bethea Meba Aihum K Sohkhlet of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong stood second while Kritika Goenka of St. Mary’s College, Shillong and Ibadondor Mary Marwein of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong shared the third position.
The fourth position was bagged by Abhilasha Alice Khongshei of St. John’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong while Aadrits Chakravorty of St. Mary’s College, Shillong and Re Rar Rin Makan of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong were joint fifth. Banmankhraw Lyngdoh of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong was sixth.
Ambar Minj of Don Bosco College, Tura, was the only position holder from Garo Hills, sharing the seventh position with two others – Mumtak Damin from Lady Keane College, Shillong and Keith Tennyson Nongsteng of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong.
Ngayaipam Awungshi Shimray of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong was eighth while L Phindalariti Lyngdoh of Seven Set Annexe Higher Secondary School, Shillong came ninth. Kamei Abel of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong rounded off the top tem position.
St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong notched the highest number of positions securing seven berths including the second slot in the top ten list.
St. Mary’s College, Shillong secured two positions, followed by Seven Set Annexe Higher Secondary School, Shillong and St. John’s Higher Secondary, Shillong with one position each.
Girls outperform boys once again
Female candidates appearing in the SSLC examination outnumbered boys this time too.
In the regular category, the pass percentage of male candidate was 81.51 per cent while the female candidates performed slightly better at 81.62 per cent.
In the category of private with tests, male candidates performed better as their pass percentage stood at 50.53 while female candidates pass percentage was 49.72. In the category of private without tests, male candidates recorded pass percentage of 11 while for girls it stood at 14.53 per cent.
In the HSSLC (Arts) examination, the performance of girls was far better as in regular category the pass percentage of male candidates was 73.86 per cent while the female candidates managed 83.38 per cent.
In the non regular category, the pass percentage of male candidates was 32.78 per cent while for girls it stood at 37.83.
As many as 123 schools secured cent percent results in the SSLC examination 2014 while in the
HSSLC (Arts) examination 34 educational institutions recorded 100 per cent result.
The overall performance of students in the SSLC examination 2014 has gone down by 2 per cent as compared to last year. The overall pass percentage this year was 54.31 as against 56.31 in 2013.
In 2012 the overall percentage was 50.56 while in 2011 the pass percentage was 46.34.
In the HSSLC (Arts) stream, overall pass percentage this year was 68.13 per cent, almost 11 per cent more than the 57.19 percentage in 2013.
In 2012 it stood at 52.62 per cent while the pass percentage in 2011 was 45.88.