Karnataka recorded a pass percentage of 73.7% in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination 2018 — an increase of 1.77 % points when compared with last year’s 71.93. As many as 6.08 lakh candidates — of the total 8.25 lakh who gave the exam in March and April this year — cleared all the papers.
The results were announced on Tuesday by Principal Secretary of the Department of Primary and Secondary Education, S.R. Umashankar.
Two girls – Srujana D. from St Philomena English High School, Bengaluru, and Chetana Naik from Colaba Vithob Shanbhag Kalbagkar High School from Uttara Kannada – stood first scoring 625/625 marks in the exam. Eleven students came second with 624 marks.
Girls had a pass percentage of 79.59%, performing better than boys with 68.46 percent.
Rural students, who recorded a pass percentage of 76.67% outshone their urban counterparts, who were lagging behind with at 70.05%.
Government school students registered a pass percentage of 77.84 , while 82.72% of the students who attended private unaided schools cleared the exam.
Hassan district with 89.33% bagged the highest number of passes, while Yadgir district fared the worst with 53.95% passes.