May 29, 2015 4:55:02 am
With an overall pass percentage of 86.1 per cent, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) results of Class XII Science stream recorded a decline of eight per cent, this year. In 2014, the Science stream results of the state board witnessed the highest pass percentage of 94.14 per cent.
Girls top again
This year again, with a margin of one per cent, girls scored higher than the boys with 86.76 and 85.75 per cent, respectively. The result of a total of 1,25,515 students who had appeared for Class XII Science stream against 1,27,369 registered students for the examinations were declared on Friday.
Cause of dip
When asked about the decline of eight per cent in the results, this year, Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said, “This might be due to strict vigilance of examination centres with the help of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras and tablets, this year and also due to rigorous paper setting and evaluation of the answer sheets.”
However, the GSHSEB board officials also revealed that a major decline in the fourth semester results is one of the reasons that effected in the average result to decline. “The average of all four semesters (Class XI and XII) is considered before declaring the final result. The result of first three semesters was much higher but when averaged out with the fourth semester, the total result witnessed a decline,” revealed a senior board official.
The result of a total 1,854 students, who were reported absent in the examinations, has been withheld while result of 214 candidates reported under copying cases has been reserved by the GSHSEB.
Among districts, Mahisagar (Lunavada) reported highest copying 21 cases. This was followed by Navsari with 20 and Gir Somnath with 18 and Panchmahal with 16 cases.
The highest and the lowest
Among both the Medical and Non-Medical streams, the pass percentage of Non-Medical stream that recorded 89.94 per cent was higher than Medical, 80.96 per cent. This was also reflected in the subject-wise result as Biology recorded the lowest pass percentage of 86.48 per cent as compared to other subjects.
The language subjects like Hindi, Marathi, Urdu and Gujarati recorded 100 per cent pass percentage. As many as 215 schools recorded a 100 per cent result while nine schools recorded less than 10 per cent result.
Among a total of 129 examination centres, Gondal topped the list with highest result of 99.73 per cent while Chhota Udepur with the lowest result of 21.99 per cent. Among districts too, Chhota Udepur recorded the lowest result of 30.27 per cent while Rajkot with a pass percentage of 96.01 per cent recorded the highest result.
Further, the tribal districts of Dahod, Narmada, Panchmahal and Dangs were among the lowest scoring districts in the state.
English medium beats Gujarati
The students of English medium fared better than the Gujarati medium. Pass percentage of English medium was recorded as 93.76 against 84.80 per cent for Gujarati medium students.
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