The results for SSLC were declared on Tuesday. This year, the percentage of students becoming eligible for higher studies stood at 79.39%, against last year’s 81.34%.
Announcing the results, education minister P K Abdu Rabb told reporters that of the 3,42,410 candidates who appeared for the higher secondary examination held in March, 2,71,836 became eligible for higher studies.
The positive side of the news is that there is a substantial increase in the number of students who achieved A+ in all subjects.
While 6,783 students got A+ in all subjects this year, the figure was only 5,183 last year.
Gender wise stats– 85.60% of girls who took the examination become eligible for higher studies while only 72.48 % of boys got through.
Sector wise analysis– schools topped with 82% of candidates becoming eligible for higher studies followed by the government sector at 78.77 %. In unaided sector, only 69.75% students became eligible for higher studies.
The eligibility for higher studies is D+ or above grade for all subjects with 30% scores in theory alone and an aggregate total of 30% in theory, practical evaluation and continuous evaluation taken together. Double evaluation was done for answer scripts of physics, chemistry and mathematics and the tabulations of scores of these subjects were done online. In the case of all other subjects, tabulation was done in the computer lab at the directorate.
Among the districts, Ernakulam topped with 84.35% students becoming eligible for higher studies. Pathanamthitta has the lowest percentage of 71.73. The maximum number of students who got A+ in all subjects was from Ernakulam.
Of all the schools, St Mary’s HSS Pattom presented the highest number of candidates for the examination (758) and came out with a pass percentage of 91.69.