SSLC results in State scale new peak

Bellary blazes in ranks; Bangalore Rural first among all districts

SSLC results  in State scale  new peak

This year’s result is 10 pc higher than last year’s, and 0.2 pc better than the previous high of 2009.

Three of the top ranks have gone to two Bellary schools.

Of the 8.55 lakh students who appeared for the exam, 6.32 lakh candidates passed, and 2.23 lakh candidates failed. Among fresh candidates, 80 per cent cleared the examination, which is an increase of more than 12 per cent from 2010.

Repeaters and private candidates recorded a pass percentage of 24.1 and 11.64 respectively.

Toppers

Three students emerged overall toppers, grabbing 620 marks out of a maximum of 625 marks. Among them, H Nalini and J Vishal are students of the Vivekananda Bal Bharati High School, Bellary. Both are keen to pursue medicine as a career.

The third topper is Aniketh Satyanarayan from Hassan. Son of a scientist at the master control facility of ISRO in Hassan, Aniketh hopes to join NASA.

A student of United Academy in Bellary, Aniketh scored 100 marks each in English, Science and Maths.

Releasing the results here, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Visweshwar Hegde Kageri said the excell­ent results were due several me­asures taken by the de­p­a­r­t­m­­ent last year.

The steps included  making available question banks, filling up vacant teachers’ posts, model examinations, subject clubs for teachers and holding subject-related competitions. “We also targetted students weak in particular subjects,” he added.

This year’s results helped counter the criticism that last year's move to alter the question paper pattern would affect results. The ratio of objective to essay-type questions was altered from 60:40 to 25:75. Last year, when the changes came into effect, the results dropped by 10 per cent, but that has been reversed this year.

As has been the trend over the years, girls did better with 82 per cent of them clearing the exam against 78 per cent boys. Results in rural areas have also gone up by 12 per cent to 80 per cent, while urban areas also recorded a similar increase to 77 per cent. Bangalore Rural stood first among all districts, followed by Chikkodi and Mandya. Bidar ranked last.

This year, 1,468 schools scored 100 per cent results. Of these, 401 are government, 108 aided and 959 private unaided schools.

Forty-four schools recorded zero pass percentage. Of these, four are aided, while another 40 are unaided schools. Bangalore North and Bangalore South have four and six such schools, respectively, while Mangalore has eight. “Show-cause notices will be issued to these schools to explain their performance,”  Kageri said.

As many as 2,634 students  scored the maximum 100  in Mathematics, followed by first language (898 students) and Science (102 students). About 180 students got zero in the first language, followed by Maths (171) and second language (132).


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