Guwahati/1st June’2017: The High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinations declared on 31st May’2017 marked a sorry state of the overall pass percentage in the State. The percentage of 47.94, dips 14 year low as the pass percentage last year was 62.79 percent.
The pass percentage is the lowest after 2003 when it was 44.11.
Citing the poor outcome of results were blamed at the moderation policy adopted by SEBA and the recent uproar over “guess” marks that had been hovering over the board for quite a long time. This year results have also brought out the “cream beam” of city schools who were unable to secure a single ranking in the top ten list.
A total of 3,72,640 students had appeared in the examination of which 1,78,656 cleared it.
However, even if the pass percentage have dipped alarmingly, the number of first division holders have increased at 54,955 which was 54,197 last year.
The second and third divisions are 80,179 and 43,522 respectively.
Here, the pass percentage of male students was better at 49.41 while female pass percentage is 46.51.
Scoring 589 out of 600, Parthapratim Bhuyan of Jatiya Vidyalaya (Tihu) topped the list of 29 rank holders. Tannayoee Hazarika of BVFC Model High School (Namrup, Dibrugarh), Rajanya Kashyap Gogoi of Salt Brook School (Dibrugarh) and Nurul Hoque Ali of Raghunath Choudhury HS School (Nalbari) bagged the second rank jointly with 588 marks, while Bhargobpratim Borah of Pichala National Academy in Jarabari of Lakhimpur stood third with 587 marks.
Nalbari exceeded other districts with an overall pass percentage of 65.86, followed closely by Darrang with 64.39.