There is a marginal improvement in the overall pass percentage of Class XII results of Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) that were declared on Tuesday. From last year’s 55.85 pass percentage, it improved to 56.82 per cent — an increase of less than a per cent. Commerce students recorded the highest pass percentage at 62.62 per cent, while arts the lowest at 56.78 per cent. The pass percentage of the students of vocational courses stood at 60.10.
While the pass percentage of both boys and girls improved as compared to last year, girls outperformed boys again this year. The gap between the pass percentage of girls and boys, however, has been narrowed to 14.01 per cent from last year’s 22.18 per cent. Among the girls (regular students), the pass percentage was 83.58, while that of boys (regular students) was 69.57 — an increase from last year’s 77.32 and 61.38 per cent, respectively.
The number of schools securing 100 per cent success rate declined by 26 — from 107 last year to 81, this year. Similarly, schools with less than 10 per cent students passing the class XII board, jumped from 100 to 127 this year. Surat maintained the rank of district with the highest successful result (73.85 per cent). Chhota Udepur replaced Narmada as the distirct with the the lowest pass percentage at 30.81 per cent.
District Education Officer (Surat) U N Rathod said, “Two months before the board exams, we provide set of 10 sample question papers to all schools and instruct school authorities to allow students to take these papers. We also request school authorities that perform well to help schools with low results. There is also no unnecessary interference of the education department. Therefore, Surat has also topped in the state with 100 per cent result in rural government schools.” Gujarati-medium students fail to impress Among different mediums, Gujarati-medium students secured the lowest pass percentage of 55.42, while Sindhi medium the highest with 77.78 per cent. Pass percentage of English-medium students stood at 74.20, while Urdu-medium recorded 76.37 per cent. English tough to clear
English proved to be a difficult subject to clear though a highest number of students —opted for it as their second language. Only 67.9 per cent the total 4.30 lakh students, who opted for English, were manage to clear the exam.
However, among the students who opted English as their first language — 25,020 — the pass percentage was high as 89.68. Gujarati and Hindi also recorded a high pass percentage of 89.88 and 91.53 per cent, respectively. Computer Science turned out to be the scoring subject with the highest pass percentage of 95.22, followed by Sociology at 92.30 per cent.