GUWAHATI, June 6 - A low pass percentage of girls compared to boys marked the results of HSLC and AHM exams this year, even though more girl candidates appeared for the board exams this year compared to boys.
Whereas the overall pass percentage of candidates this year stands at 64.80, the difference between male-female pass per cent is 4.02, with 62.91 per cent girls clearing the exams compared to 66.93 per cent boys.
It may be mentioned here that this year, a total of 1,81,430 female candidates appeared for the exams whereas 1,60,794 boys appeared for the same.
A similar trend was visible in the results of Assam High Madrassa (AHM) exam as well. In the AHM exam, 5,640 female candidates appeared, securing a pass percentage of 62.62. On the other hand, 3,707 male candidates have secured an overall pass percentage of 65.25.
In the general category also, the boys had a 69.46 per cent overall success rate compared to the girls� success rate of 64.02 per cent.
In the OBC category, the success rates of boys and girls are 69.64 per cent and 67.43 per cent respectively.
In the MOBC category, the boys got an encouraging 70.55 pass percentage while the success rate of girls stands at 67.76 per cent. Similarly, in the SC category, the girls secured a pass percentage of 56.65 while the boys secured a pass percentage of 60.93.
In the ST plains category, the girl candidates got a pass percentage of 64.18 whereas the boys had an overall pass percentage of 66.18. The ST Hills category was no different with the girls securing 50.16 per cent success rate compared to the success rate of 57.59 per cent among the boys.
Also among the tea garden candidates, 41.07 per cent girls cleared the exams compared to 45.48 per cent boys.
In the child with special needs category, 49.66 per cent girls cleared the exams compared to 54.78 per cent boys.
�The trend does not necessarily imply a decline in the performance of female candidates in the State. However, as the trend has appeared in a very obvious manner, there may be certain underlying causes that need to be examined,� said SEBA Controller of Examination Nayanjyoti Sarma.