IN A state that is counted among the worst when it comes to sex ratio, girls outperformed boys in the Class XII results of Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) that were declared Thursday.
The pass percentage of girls was 70.77 per cent against 55.79 per cent of the boys.
The overall result is a significant improvement over last year. The overall pass percentage for the exams held in March this year is 62.40 per cent. The pass percentage last year was 53.96 percent, while for the first semester exams held in September last year it was 56 per cent.
Sonipat district fared the best in the state, with a pass percentage of 77.52 per cent followed by district Mahendragarh, where the pass percentage is 72.52 percent. Faridabad district slipped to the worst performing district, with a pass percentage of just 43.91 percent. Last year’s worst performer, Mewat, was second from the bottom this time with 49.91 per cent. The results in all districts apart from Faridabad have improved. The most increase has been in the pass percentage of Sonipat, where it was 59 percent in March 2015.
Rajat, a student of Government School, Kanipla, in Kurukshetra topped the exam with a score of 98 per cent. Shubham, a student of the same school, bagged the second position with 95.4 per cent marks. He shared the second slot with Saurabh, a student of Meki Ram Senior Secondary School, Rohtak. While Priyanka, a student of Pragya Senior Secondary School in Bhiwani is third.
This was the last academic session when semester exams were held for Class XII with Haryana switching to the annual examination system.
Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said the principals of government schools that have recorded an excellent performance in the Board Examinations would be felicitated. Apart from this, teachers of subjects in which students have scored better would also be awarded.
Sharma said the previous (Congress) government used to give grace marks so that the pass percentage appeared to be high. He said he got the practice stopped and that is why the results in the last year were poor. Sharma added that there is an improvement in the results this time due to the efforts of the government in improving quality of education and environment in schools.
The performance of the rural schools has been better than the schools in the urban areas. The pass percentage of rural schools is recorded as 64.67 percent, while that of schools in urban areas is 58.79 percent. The pass percentage of government schools is 62.23 percent, government aided schools I 66.17 percent and private schools is 62 percent. Also, the pass percentage of science students is 69.88 percent against 59.45 percent of commerce students and 59.90 percent of arts students.
The Haryana government has been talking of promoting Sanskrit. The pass percentage in the subject is 94.75 per cent. For Hindi core the pass percentage is 95.76 per cent and for Hindi elective 63.64 per cent. The pass percentage of English is 78.24 per cent.
Results at a glance
Total students appeared 2,44,877
Students passed 1,52,815
Girls’ pass percentage 70.77%
Boys pass percentage 55.79%
Government Schools 62.23%
Government-aided schools 66.17%
Private Schools 62%