GUWAHATI, May 31 - Sarfaraz Hussain of Betkuchi High School centre, Guwahati, and Abu Sofian of Chapar Madrassa HS School, Dhubri, topped the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Assam High Madrassa (AHM) examinations 2016, respectively, the results of which were declared today.
While Sarfaraz scored 590 marks out of 600, Sofian got 542.
The overall pass percentage in the HSLC examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam, showed a slight improvement at 62.79 per cent compared to 62.2 per cent last year.
Total 381,585 candidates appeared this time for the examination, of which 184,533 were male and 197,052 were females. Of this, 239,614 candidates emerged successful in the exam.
The pass percentage of male is 64.11 pc, whereas female have a comparatively lesser success rate at 61.56 pc.
Of the total candidates who appeared in the HSLC exams, 54,197 secured first division, 96,568 secured second division and 88,849 secured third division.
The overall pass percentage of the AHM examination this year is 72.96 per cent. Here also the male candidates with a pass per cent of 74.78 pc edged out the female candidates having a pass per cent of 71.45. Total 10,119 candidates appeared in the AHM, 2016.
In HSLC, the districts topping the success chart with highest pass percentage were Dhemaji (78.06), Lakhimpur (75.53), Nalbari (73.69) and Kamrup (Metro) (72.8) and Kamrup (Rural) (71.75). Chirang (42.11), Karbi Anglong (49.79), Kokrajhar (50.2) and Karimganj (50.84) were at the bottom of the list.
Total 232 candidates secured ranks in the top 20 list, with Dibrugarh having 32 rank holders followed by Kamrup (Metro) with 31 position holders and Sivasagar with 25 toppers.
Total 5,449 candidates got distinction marks (510 and above), whereas 11,703 candidates managed star marks (450 and above).