Coastal districts occupy top slot

Coastal districts occupy top slot

Chamarajanagar has shown remarkable improvement and is at 5th place

Udupi clinched the first position with a marked increase of nine per cent in its total percentage-80.62 per cent last year to 89.43 per cent, this year. In comparison, the newly formed district Yadgiri (33.47), Koppal (41.70) and Raichur (43.29) figured in the bottom of the list. Kodagu (74.66) stood at fourth position, which was an increase by three positions from last year.

In fact, Koppal (41.70) which was in 27th position in 2009 slipped even further by three positions, this year.  One of the districts which showed remarkable improvement was Chamrajnagar (71.15), which climbed from the 12th position to 5th position this year.

Even Bangalore Rural (65.47) and Chikkaballapur (63.48), which were in 16th and 19th positions last year, rose to 10th and 13th ranks, respectively.  Disappointing, Bangalore South (70.22) and North (68.28) dropped by three positions each and stand in seventh and ninth positions.

Disabled students

Among the visually and physically challenged students, 296 and 2144 students appeared for the examinations, respectively. Out of this, 144 students (48.65 per cent) from visually challenged category cleared the exams, while 731 students (34.10 per cent) from orthopaedically challenged category passed the exams.

Girls outperform boys again

Girls once again out-performed the boys in this year’s second pre-university examinations, reports DHNS from Banglaore. While the pass percentage among fresh candidates for girls stood at 67.01 percent, the pass percentage among boys was only 56.43 percent.

A total of 2,13,379 girls and 2,00,117 boys appeared for the second PUC examinations in march as fresh candidates. Amongst fresh candidates 1,42,978 girls passed and 113130 boys passed.

Besides fresh candidates, a total of 74,461 girls and 1,43,118 boys appeared as repeaters and private candidates. Even here, girls performed better with a pass percentage of 29.54 as opposed to a pass percentage among boys of 22.68 in the repeaters category, and in the private category, girls once again had a superior pass percentage of 32.36 as against 22.68 of boys. The overall pass percentage stood at 57.45 for girls and 42.42 for boys.