The overall Class XII (Science) result of the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) dropped this year by around two per cent even as girls continued to fare better than boys. The results were declared on Thursday.
The overall pass percentage was 67.7 as compared to 69.16 per cent of 2011. The pass rate among girls was 70.18 while boys secured 66.54 per cent result.
Among three Science groups A,B and AB representing Mathematics,Biology and both respectively the highest pass percentage of 70.36 was for group A. Groups B had 62.40 pass percentage while the group with both the options registered the lowest pass percentage of 25.42.
The Board offering various mediums witnessed the highest pass percentage in English medium. It was 73.42 per cent,followed by Gujarati medium (67.07 per cent),Urdu (56.45 per cent),Hindi (52.31 per cent) and Marathi (41.80 per cent).
The overall pass percentage in the Saurashtra-Kutch region was 62.8 almost 5 per cent less than the state average.
Surendranagar district topped the list in the region with 75.53 per cent result followed by Rajkot (71.8 per cent),Kutch (68.8 per cent),Amreli (66.6 per cent),Bhavnagar (64.6 per cent),Junagadh (59.86 per cent),Jamnagar (58.18 per cent) and Porbandar (37.06 per cent).
Grade-wise,results in Rajkot district were impressive as 37 students secured A1 the third highest in the state. Ahmedabad city topped this list with 55 students,followed by Surat (53 students).
Rajkot district stood third in the A2 category as well with 637 students securing this grade.
In Amreli and Porbandar,no student could secure
In Ahmedabad,Rituraj Jaisawal from N M High School at Sabarmati secured 90.66 percentile. His father Raju Jaiswal works with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation as a driver for deputy municipal commissioner Dilip Mahajan.
Talking about the struggle for his education,Rituraj said he wanted to pay his family back by becoming an Air Force officer. But before that he wants to be an electrical engineer.
This is the second year
the students were awarded percentile.