CHENNAI: The pass percentage of Plus Two students of Corporation-run Chennai Schools has dropped to 85.3 per cent, a 2.7 percentage point dip from last year.
Girl students have done better than boys with the first three places going to girls. S Sowmya of Saidapet school has stood first, having scored 1,169 marks, G Shar-mila of Market Street Perambur school is second with 1,156 and K Divya, also of Saidapet, ranked third with 1,155 marks.
This year, 6,202 students took exams of which 5,290 passed. Last year, the pass percentage was 88.98. As has been the trend for long, girl students recorded a higher pass percentage this year with 90.44 while the boys have chalked 76.67 per cent. The topper this year scored less than the topper of 2014 when D Anandi scored 1,173.
A total of 44 centums has been recorded by corporation school students, including five who scored centums in two subjects. Only two boys recorded centums out of the 44. Koyambedu school and Perambur market road school recorded 100 per cent pass.