II PUC sees 3,543 students score perfect 100 in Maths

II PUC sees 3,543 students score perfect 100 in Maths

 Mathematics may give sleepless nights to many, but the results of the II Pre-University Certificate examination, 2014, are a clear indication that Karnataka’s students love this subject.

As many as 3,543 students across the State have scored a perfect 100 out of 100 in Mathematics this time. Accountancy (2,325) and Statistics (1,016) also saw a huge number of centum scores, with some students managing to secure full marks in languages as well. In Sanskrit alone, 68 students scored maximum marks, while 41 centum scores were recorded in Kannada. Another reason to cheer is the fact that 42 colleges have seen 100 per cent results.

In the science stream, three students across the State share the top score. Vasudha D from Sadvidya Composite PU College, Mysore, Venkatesh Kamath from Canara PU College, Mangalore and Priyathosh Lokesh of Sarvodaya PU College from Tumkur have scored 594 out of a total 600 marks in the board exam. K A Ramyashree, a commerce student from Vijaya College, R V Road, in the City has scored the highest marks this year, with 596 out of 600 marks in the PU exam. In Arts, Nvavavasaveen from Infant Jesus PU College has topped with a score of 574 upon 600. The State has achieved 60.47 per cent results in the II PU exam, 2014 — the highest in 11 years.

The results, announced by the Department of Pre University Education (DPUE), here on Thursday, were a notch higher than last year’s 59.36 per cent. The State has witnessed a steady improvement in results since 2011 (48.93 per cent).

Announcing the results, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Kimmane Ratnakar said that out of the 6,13,705 students who appeared for the exam in March this year, 3,71,116 students have cleared it.

Just like last year, rural students have fared better.

The pass percentage of students who appeared from rural areas is 61.51 per cent (last year it was 61.21 pc), while in urban parts of the state, the pass percentage is 60.15 (58.79 last year). The number of girls who have cleared the exam is considerably higher than the number of boys. While the pass percentage among boys is at 54.46 per cent, that among girls is 66.81 per cent.

Mangalore tops, Udupi close behind

Mangalore, which was in the second spot last year with regard to district-wise pass percentage across the State, is in the top position this year. While Udupi, which topped the state last time, gets the second spot this year. However, the results in both districts have gone down this time. In 2013, Udupi ranked 1 with 92.72 percentage results and Mangalore saw 91.76 per cent results.

This time, Udupi has got 85.57 per cent and Mangalore 86.04 percent. Also, Kodagu (75.87 pc), Karwar (72.36 pc) and Chickmagalur (69.29 pc) figure in the top five just like last year.

In an improvement, Yadgir, which figured among the three districts with the lowest results in 2013, has come up a few notches this time with 53.60 pc results (46.02 pc last time). The results in Gulbarga, which figured in the last three in the previous year, has plummeted to 46.71 pc (54.79 in 2013). At 44.95 pc, Bidar has the least pass percentage this time compared to its previous year’s 55.94 per cent results.

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