THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Higher Secondary and Vocational Higher Secondary Examinations, the results of which were announced on Tuesday, returned pass percentages of 80.94 and 87.72 respectively.
The success rates of HSE and VHSE examinations recorded a decline of over three per cent and close to four per cent respectively when compared to the previous year. Due to the enforcement of the model code of conduct for the Assembly election, the results were announced by Chief Secretary S M Vijayanand on behalf of the Education Minister.
Higher Secondary Examination
Out of the 3.61 lakh students who appeared for the Higher Secondary examination, 2.92 lakh became eligible for higher studies. This included 1.90 lakh girls and 1.67 lakh boys.
A total of 9,870 students secured A Plus in all subjects and 125 candidates secured score of 1,200 out of 1200. While 81.65 per cent of students in the Science stream became eligible for higher studies, the pass percentage in Humanities and Commerce streams were 77.25 and 82.24 respectively.
The success rates in government, aided and unaided sector were 79.66 per cent, 83.21 per cent and 74.76 per cent respectively. While Knnnur district topped the list with a pass percentage of 84.86, the lowest success rate of 72.4 per cent was recorded in Pathanamthitta.
Higher Secondary Director K V Mohankumar admitted that moderation of marks was granted based on the recommendation of the Higher Secondary Board but refused to divulge further details.
Double valuation was done for the answer scripts of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The tabulations of all subjects were done online.
While the success rate of Higher Secondary (Technical Stream) was 78.40 per cent, Art Stream and SCOLE Kerala recorded pass percentages of 79.71 and 35.11 respectively. For candidates who were unsuccessful, Save a Year (SAY) examination will be held from June 2 to 8. The notification for the examination will be issued on May 10.
Vocational Higher Secondary Examination
While the success rate of candidates who attempted both Part I and II (for award of trade certificate) was 87.72, the pass percentage of candidates who attempted Part I, II and III (for higher studies) was 79.03.
Palakkad district topped the list with a success rates of 94.12 (Part I and II) and 89.64 (Part I, II and III). A total of 29 students secured A-Plus in all subjects. While 27 government schools and 12 aided schools recorded 100 per cent pass in Part I and II, 14 government schools and nine aided schools registered 100 per cent pass in Part I, II and III. Application for revaluation and scrutiny of answer scripts can be submitted on the website www.vhsexaminationkerala.gov.in. The Save A Year (SAY) examination for unsuccessful candidates will begin on June 2.
Appeared - 3.61 lakh
Passed - 2.92 lakh
Pass percentage (2016) - 80.94
Pass percentage (2015) - 83.96
Pass percentage Change -3.02
VHSE - Part I & 2
Appeared - 2.80 lakh
Passed -2.45 lakh
Pass percentage (2016) - 87.72
Pass percentage (2015) - 91.63
Pass percentage Change - 3.91