Reforms spur 2nd PUC results

Urban candidates fare marginally better than their rural counterparts

Reforms spur 2nd PUC results

Announcing the results on Thursday, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri attributed the marked improvement in PUC results to several reforms undertaken by the government. “We have recruited 2,500 PU teachers via KPSC, given teachers training and implemented attendance norms strictly. I would like to think that these reforms have contributed to the improvement in results,” he said.

The overall pass percentage, including that of repeaters and private candidates, stood at 49.27, an improvement from last year’s 43.1. Of a total 4,26,165 fresh candidates, 2,56,108 passed. And out of 2,24,035 repeaters and private candidates, 54,842 cleared the examination.

Girls were on top once again this year with a pass percentage of 67.1 as compared to 53.7  among boys.  Fresh urban students faired marginally better than their rural counterparts with a pass percentage of 62.09 as compared to 61.52.  The subject-wise pass percentages stood at 53.24 for arts combinations, 71.41 for commerce combinations and 66.83  for science combinations.

Toppers’ feat

The toppers this year secured a total of 588 out of 600 marks. There was a topper each from science and commerce, with both securing 98 per cent. The highest total in arts was 563. A total of 539 students secured the maximum 100 marks in chemistry and 513 students secured full marks in mathematics.

In the commerce stream, 336 students secured full marks in business studies, while 366 students and 367 students secured maximum score in accounts and statistics. Of all the pre-university colleges in the State, the unaided ones secured a pass percentage of 65.20, aided colleges followed next with a pass percentage of 62.02 and government colleges stood a poor third with a pass percentage of 56.36.

Among the districts, Udupi topped with a whopping 89.43 pass percentage, closely followed by Dakshina Kannada with 88.93. At the bottom of the pile was the newly formed Yadgir district with a pass percentage of 33.47. Bangalore South and North districts occupied the seventh and ninth positions with pass percentages of 70.22 and 68.28, respectively.

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