SSLC: Social Science proves easiest, Maths toughest

Centum for 1,058 in Social Studies; zilch for 308 in Mathematics

SSLC: Social Science proves easiest, Maths toughest

Social Science and Mathematics appear to be the easiest and most difficult subjects, respectively, for SSLC students this year. A total of 1,058 students have secured a centum in Social Studies, while 308 candidates have scored zero in Mathematics.

In First Language, 942 students have scored the maximum marks (125); 328 students in Second Language; 376 in Third Language; 242 in Mathematics and 16 in Science.

In Science and Social Science, 64 and 43 students have scored zilch, respectively. Several have scored zero even in languages - First Language (224), Second Language (224) and Third Language (241).

The number of regulars, fresh students who appeared for the exam, is the lowest in the last eight years, data provided by KSEEB shows.

The number of regular candidates who took the exam this year was 7,50,431, while in 2007 it was 8,07,939. The pass percentage of these students this year, however, has been the best in these eight years.

It was 85.57 per cent this year as compared to 73.21 per cent in 2007. The number of students appearing for the exam and the pass percentage have greatly fluctuated in these eight years.
Among the regular candidates who took the exam this year, a total of 2,63,346 students passed with first class, 1,45,649 secured second class and 2,30,692 pass class.

Kids with special needs

The pass percentage among visually impaired candidates who appeared for the exam is higher than the total pass percentage this year.

Out of the 428 visually impaired students, 376 have cleared the exam (87.85 per cent).
Of the 226 hearing impaired students, 155 have passed (68.58 per cent); of the 925 physically challenged candidates, 624 have cleared the exam (67.46 per cent). As many as 600 deaf and mute students took the exam, of which 354 have passed (59 per cent).

Of the 538 candidates with learning disability, 367 have cleared the exam (68.22 per cent).

Above 40

Out of the 866 private fresher candidates in the age group of 40 to 58 years who appeared for the exam, 75 passed.

Medium of instruction

Out of the total of 2,25,160 English medium students who appeared for the exam, 87.25 per cent passed, the highest for any medium. The least pass percentage was among Telugu medium students at 66.95, out of the total of 478 students who wrote the exam.

Out of 5,48,542 students from Kannada medium, 4,31,612 passed (78.58 per cent).

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