In all, 5,116 candidates, including 1,583 females, have cleared the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (K-SET) held in December 2013.
Announcing the results here on Monday, Mysore University Vice-Chancellor K S Rangappa said examinations were held for 32 subjects at 11 nodal centres across the state.
The examinations were conducted by the University of Mysore which is the nodal agency accredited by the UGC.
He said out of the 83,755 candidates, including 30,740 females who registered for K-SET, 70,814 appeared for the exams. Of these, 47,392 were eliminated in stage I, two for malpractice and 1,060 over booklet code issue.
Candidates from Mysore, Bangalore and Karnatak University centres have performed well in languages. In science subjects, candidates from Mysore performed well while candidates from Bangalore performed well in Humanities.
The average pass percentage is 6.6, an increase of 1.5 compared to the last exam in 2011, Rangappa said.
Prof Rangappa requested people to suggest ways to make the exam pattern more convenient for candidates.
The examinations were held in two sessions covering three papers. Paper 1 on general aptitude and paper 2 and 3 are subject papers. All papers were multiple choice.
Provisional key answers were released and some of the objections from candidates were reexamined by subject experts and the final key answers were released. Based on the final key answers, OMR sheets were scanned and results processed, he added.
Mysore Tops in K-set Results
Candidates from districts like Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Davangere, Gulbarga and Shimoga obtained below six per cent. Hence, the pass percentage is less in North Karnataka compared to South.
Illiyas Ahamad Khazapur from Dharwad topped the state by scoring 292 marks (83.43 per cent) in Urdu followed by S M Sampreeth from Davangere with 284 marks (81.14 per cent) in Economics. C H Puttalakshmaiah scored 274 marks (78.29 per cent) in Kannada.
Four other toppers from Mysore are: Ramakrishan Sabhahit (Sanskrit - 77.71 per cent), A Prathima (Library and Information Science - 76.57 pc), T Meghana (Psychology - 76.57 pc) and S P Suma (Physical Science - 70.29 pc).