Pass percentage up a notch in Class XII

Namakkal schoolgirl is State topper; Rajiv killer Perarivalan scores 91 per cent

Published: 23rd May 2012 03:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:29 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The Class XII exam results painted their predictable picture, with girls registering a higher pass percentage than boys. Another aspect that didn’t deviate too much from the script — not a single centum was scored in any of the languages. That apart, Physics saw only 22 per cent of centums, compared to last year.

The overall pass percentage rose by 0.8 percentage points from last year, to 86.7 per cent. The pass percentage of boys and girls were 83.2 per cent and 89.7 per cent respectively, up 0.9 percentage points and 0.7 percentage points respectively over last year.

Candidates from smaller towns put up another impressive show this year. In Tamil medium, all six students who scored a rank hailed from Namakkal. Across all categories, eight of the 18 rank holders were from smaller centres. While Chennai accounted for eight, Salem had two and Coimbatore and Puducherry one each on the list.

P Swapna of St Joseph of Cluny Matriculation Girls Higher Secondary School in Puducherry and V Pavithra of Prince Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Madipakkam here shared the State top spot. Both scored 1,190 (99.17 per cent). Among Tamil medium students, S Sushmitha of SKV Higher Secondary School in Namakkal ranked first with 1,189 marks. In the Vellore Central Prison eight inmates, including death convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Perarivalan and Murugan, passed with flying colours in the Class XII exams, with the former scoring 91 per cent and the latter a centum.;

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