Failure Marks More in Plus Two - The New Indian Express

Failure Marks More in Plus Two

Published: 01st June 2014 11:10 AM

Last Updated: 01st June 2014 01:16 PM

BHUBANESWAR: The total pass percentage of the Plus Two examination, the results of which were declared by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), came down to 68.36 per cent from last year’s 70.13 pc. This time too the girls have outshone boys.

A total of 3,10,378 lakh students appeared for the examination and the overall pass percentage of Arts, Commerce and Science streams was 68.36 per cent.

Out of the total students who appeared for the examination, 1,34,315 students cleared the Arts stream followed by 60,119 in Science and 17,796 students in Commerce.

The total pass percentage in Arts stream stood at 68.19 followed by 70.13 pc in Science, 64.14 in Commerce and 55.23 pc in Vocational courses. While Nabarangpur emerged the best performing district with highest pass rate of 83.56 per cent, Kalahandi recorded the lowest at 49.78 pc. Nayagarh was the best performing district in Arts and Commerce while Nuapada scored the lowest pass percentage in Science and Commerce streams.

Keeping up with the previous year’s trend, girls outperformed boys in all three streams. “Of the total pass percentage, 72.85 are girls and 64.17 pc boys,” said Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi, while announcing the results here.

For Vocational courses, the total pass percentage stood at 55.23 pc with Boudh district recording the highest of 80.72 pc. Jharsuguda scored a very poor 4.20 pass percentage.

Residential colleges too  recorded a comparatively dismal performance. The residential colleges were under scanner following last year’s question paper leak and some institutes allegedly resorted to malpractice to score higher pass percentage. To check any kind of irregularity, the CHSE had set up examination management hub (EMH) and ensured that question papers are not tampered with, the Minister said.

Panigrahi said the Department will examine the reasons behind decline in pass percentage and corrective measures will be taken.

CHSE Chairman Basudev Chattoi said strict vigil by the Council and district administrations were one of the primary reasons for the decline in pass percentage. “We are positive about better results from next year,” he added.

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