For the first time in nearly a decade, more than 60 per cent of the students who took the crucial second year pre-university examinations this year managed to clear their tests. Out of the 6,13,705 candidates that appeared for the examinations this year, 3,71,116 passed.
The 60.47 per cent success rate in the exams was an improvement on the 59.36 per cent success recorded in 2013.
“We are happy with the results and performance of students. Those who failed must not think negatively. Life does not end with these results,” education minister Kimmane Ratnakar said following the announcement of the results.
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Though the pre-university department did not declare the top rankers in the exams, the highest marks secured in the science stream was declared as 594 out of 600 by three students – Vasudha of Sadvidya PU college Mysore, Venkatesh Kamath of Canara PU college Mangalore, and Priyatosh Lokesh of Sarvodaya PU college Tumkur.
The top marks secured in commerce was 596 out of 600 by Ramyashree of the Vijaya bifurcated PU college Bangalore. The top mark winner in arts with 574 out of 600 was Navin from Infant PU college Raichur.
The coastal Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts registered over 85 percent success for students while northern districts like Bidar, Gulbarga and Raichur recorded sub-30 percent results.
Girl students as usual outperformed the boys with 66.81 per cent clearing the exams compared to 54.46 per cent among the boys.
Among the students who passed the exam, 1,83,788 got first class marks (above 60 per cent), 68,914 got second class (above 50 per cent) and 39,768 third class.