Students who appeared for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination or the class 10 examinations of the state board in Karnataka in March-April 2015 have recorded the highest ever pass percentage in three decades with 81.82 per cent of students passing the exams.
The results of the SSLC Examinations were announced on Tuesday evening. The over all pass percentage is 81.82 which is nearly one percent more than last year’s results. This year 84.85% of freshers, 44.83% of repeaters and 14.14 % of private candidates cleared the exams.
Officials from the Karnataka Secondary Education Examinations Board (KSEEB) said that this was the highest ever pass percentage since 1969. “This is the best results in three decades,” commissioner of the department of public instructions Mohammed Mohsin said.
A student of the Sirsi Lions English School at Sirsi in the Uttara Kannada district,Vishvajit Prakash Hegde, secured the highest marks in the class 10 SSLC board exam securing 623 marks out of a maximum possible 625 marks. Five students obtained 622 marks to finish joint second and as many as 15 students got 621 marks across the state.
The highest pass percentage was recorded in the coastal district of Udupi where 93.37 per cent of the students cleared the examinations. The Gadag district in northern Karnataka fared the worst in the exams securing a pass percentage of 66.74. A total of 8,56,357 students had appeared for the exams.
The results were unveiled by the KSEEB on its website on Tuesday evening and the same will be announced at schools on Wednesday afternoon. “We have dispatched the results on Tuesday evening and schools will receive the same by Wednesday and announce it by the afternoon,” said public instructions commissioner Mohsin. The 2015 SSLC examinee are the first batch of students to have attempted the new 80:20 examination pattern where theory accounts for 80 marks and Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) for 20 marks.
As many as 2485 schools in the state secured 100% results while as many as 36 schools had all students failing. All the 36 schools are incidentally private schools. A total of 4,44,771 rural students appeared in the exams and 3,84,096 passed while 3,43,671 students appeared from urban Karnataka and 2,84,884 cleared the exams.