The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) Thursday declared the SSC Class X results with the overall pass percentage dipping four per cent to stand at 65.12 per cent.
In the third year of the implementation of grading system in Class X and XII,there was a considerable increase in students who secured between 51-70 marks,while a sharp decline of more than 50 per cent was recorded in the number of students between 91-100 marks.
There are two reasons attributed to this. One is the pass percentage of Gujarat State Open School Society (GSOS) that is only 23 per cent. The second is the change adopted this year while setting up of question papers. The new pattern lays emphasis on understanding over rote learning, said GSHSEB chairman R R Varsani.
Pass percentage for both girls and boys declined. The female pass percentage declined to 72.71% from 75.05%,while male pass percentage fell to 60.82% from 65.65%.
The number of schools with 100 per cent pass result dipped by more than 50 per cent. Only 329 schools this year had 100 per cent results as opposed to 729 schools last year.
Hindi-medium schools had the least pass percentage of 62.46,while Gujarati- and English-medium schools had a pass percentage of 63.76 and 90.64 per cent respectively.
Also,the number of Unfair Mean Cases (UMC) doubled this year with 50 cases reported as compared to 22 in 2012.
The centre with the highest result was Samlod,while Dudhiya had the worst results. Kheda and Jamnagar retained the positions of districts with highest and lowest results respectively.
As many as 9.66 lakh students appeared for the exams at 615 centres and 143 sub-centres across the state.