71.93% of students pass SSLC exam; 2 score 100%

71.93% of students pass SSLC exam; 2 score 100%

Yashas of Sadvidya High School, Mysuru, is the state topper. DH Photo

As many as 71.93% of the 8.5 lakh students have passed the SSLC exam this year, up from 4.06% compared with 2017. The results were announced on Monday. 

Two students — Yashas M S, from Sadvidya High School, Mysuru, and Sudershan K S, from Holy Child English High School, Bengaluru — have scored a perfect 625 out of 625.

The overall pass percentage last year had stood at 67.87 while it was 75.11 in 2016 and 81.82 in 2015. 

Girls continued to outperform boys. While 78.01% of the girls passed the exam, just 66.56% of the boys were successful. 

Udupi district topped the results with 88.18% of its students passing the exam, up from 84.23% in 2016-17. Yadgir, in Hyderabad-Karnataka, saw the lowest pass percentage at 35.54. The district slipped from the 16th position last year to the 34th this year. Dr M T Reju, Commissioner for Public Instruction, said they would look into the reasons for the sharp drop in the district’s performance. 

The Madhugiri educational district, on the other hand, has improved its performance drastically, moving to the fifth position with a pass percentage of 85.55, up from the 22nd position in 2016-17.

The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) had announced grace marks to help students. 

Dr Reju said, “Students whose overall pass percentage was short by five points have been given additional marks.” About 2% of the students benefited from this, he added.