Record 57% pass II PUC exams

Results up by 8 pc over previous year; Minister aims at 70 pc pass in 3 yrs; M’lore leads among districts; girls bag top

Published: 24th May 2012 03:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:30 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE:  After 10 years, the state has seen its best II PUC results. A total of 3,39,421 students of 5,95,197 have passed the examinations, resulting in a record pass percentage of 57.03, an improvement of 8.1 per cent from last year’s percentage of 48.93 per cent.

As expected, girls have beaten boys again, with an impressive pass percentage of 65.19 per cent. Besides this, the top ranks for Arts, Science and Commerce streams have been secured by girls.

The highest marks for Science is 593, secured by Deepa M, a student of MES Kishore Kendra, Bangalore. Commerce was topped by Raveena B Jain with 591 marks, who is a student of Jain PU College in VV Puram, Bangalore. Shashikala S Dafali, a student from SUSJ PU College in Kubihala, Kundgol taluk, Dharwad has topped Arts with 569 marks.

Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri announced the results here on Wednesday. The exalted Minister said, “We are extremely happy with this result, and I congratulate all the students who are at the centre of this achievement.”

Mangalore, which was placed second last year, has topped the state this year with a pass percentage of 85.70. This is followed by Udupi (85.32) and Kodagu (73.11). Districts of Bijapur, Gulbarga and Yadgir are placed at the bottom. Kageri said that he had informed officials and teachers to work towards bringing these regions out of the “low-score belt”. Meanwhile, Kageri has announced that in the next three years, the PU Department will set a target of achieving 70 per cent pass percentage for the II PUC results.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp