GUWAHATI: A total of 2,02,508 of the 3,36,203 candidates who took the HSLC (High School Leaving Certificate) examinations, 2019 came out successful, registering a pass percentage of 60.23 against 56.04 last year. In AHM (Assam High Madrassa) examination this year, 5,310 of the 9,127 came out successful, registering a success rate of 58.18 per cent.
According to the results declared by the SEBA (Board of Secondary Education, Assam) on Wednesday, while 48,599 candidates passed in the first division, 71,020 passed in the second division and 82,889 cleared the examination in the third division. While 1,02,033 of a total of 1,75,939 female candidates came out successful registering a success rate of 57.99 per cent, 1,00,475 of the 1,60,264 male candidates came out successful, registering a success rate of 62.69 per cent.
As many as 39 students made it to the top ten positions. While 5,522 got distinction marks (securing 510 and above), 11,326 students secured star marks (securing 450 or above). Altogether 1,15,642 students got letter marks in 42 subjects, and the maximum number of letter marks (20,903) is in general mathematics.
Perennially flood-affected Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts have genuine reasons to rejoice. While Lakhimpur girl Meghashree Borah clinched the top position, Dhemaji has the distinction of the highest success rate of 83.28 per cent in the school leaving examination.
Some of the districts that have higher success rates in the HSLC examination are Sivasagar (70.20%), followed by Nalbari (70.08%), Kamrup (M) (69.31%), Lakhimpur (68.64%) and Darrang (67.93%). When looked bottom up instead of top down, Hailakandi district has the lowest success rate of 39.01 per cent, followed by Chirang with 43.69 per cent and Karinganj with 46.73 per cent.
An analysis of year-wise success rates of the HSLC results show that this year’s is the highest pass percentage since 2017. The pass percentage in 2017 was 47.94 and it was 56.04 in 2018. However, when analysed from the results since 2010, 2013 had the highest success rate of 70.71 per cent.
While Meghashree Borah of Sankardev Shishu Vidyaniketan of Naranyanpur in Lakhimpur topped the list securing 594 marks, the second position went jointly to Chinmoy Hazarika of Don Bosco High School, Baghchung in Jorhat district and Pratyasha Medhi of St Mary’s HS School, Guwahati. The third position also went jointly to Afreen Ahmed of Christjyoti School, Nagaon and Anushree Bhuyan of ST. Mary’s School, Guwahati.
In AHM examinations, while Selim Ahmed of Rakhaldubi High Madrassa, Goalpara topped the list with 561 marks, Abdul Aziz of Pipirakuchi Anchalik High Madrassa, Darrang got the second position securing 553 marks, Ilias Ali of Ambari Kartimari High Madrassa, Goalpara got the third position with 547 marks. While 20 students got distinction marks, 91 other got star marks. As many as 2,078 students got letter marks in eight subjects.
A district-wise analysis of AHM results shows Baksa district on the top with a success rate of 81.01 per cent. It is followed by Sivasagar with 71.11 per cent and Nalbari with 65.96 per cent.
As many as 3,072 of the 5,446 females came out successful, registering a success rate of 56.41 per cent, 2238 of the 3681 males who took the examination came out successful. The pass percentage is 60.80.
The overall results have shown that private schools and schools in rural areas have done better.
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