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Girls outshine boys in HS exam results


GUWAHATI, May 31 - Sampriti Rajkhowa of Ramanujan Junior College (Nagaon), Raunak Lohia of Geetanjali Junior College (Nagaon) and Amar Sing Thapa of Abdul Hasib HS School (Hojai) topped the Higher Secondary final examinations, 2018 in the Arts, Commerce and Science streams respectively, the results of which were announced today.

While Sampriti Rajkhowa secured an aggregate of 487 marks out of 500, Raunak Lohia and Amar Singh Thapa scored 474 and 486 marks respectively. The three top position holders in Arts, Commerce and Science streams secured letter marks in all the subjects.

Significantly, girls once again outshone boys in terms of overall pass percentage in all the three streams by a fair margin.

While the overall pass percentage in the Arts and Commerce streams witnessed a marginal rise compared to last year, the Science stream witnessed a fall from previous year�s 86.24 per cent to 85.74 per cent this year. Last year too, the overall pass percentage in the Science stream dipped from 90.96 per cent in 2016 to 86.24 per cent in 2017.

The overall pass percentage of the Arts stream improved from last year�s 73.16 per cent to 74.68 per cent this year. Likewise, in the Commerce stream, the overall pass percentage witnessed an upward trend from 82.72 per cent to this year�s 84.64 per cent.

District-wise, Dhemaji maintained its performance streak in the Arts stream with an overall pass percentage of 90.77 per cent, followed by Darrang (85.98) and Lakhimpur (85.42). Karbi Anglong, with a pass percentage of 56.39 per cent, stood at the bottom of the chart.

Of the 1,94,533 candidates who appeared in the Arts stream this year, 19,470 secured first division and the number of students who secured second and third division stood at 45,751 and 80,060 respectively.

In the Commerce stream, Chirang grossed the highest overall pass percentage among all the districts with 94.74 per cent. It was followed by Nalbari (94.07) and Dhemaji (93.47). The lowest pass percentage was recorded in Kokrajhar district (62.80).

A total of 1,77,67 candidates appeared in the Commerce stream out of which 3,526 secured first division while 4,950 secured second division. The total number of students securing third division stood at 6,562.

Similarly, in the Science stream, where as many as 37,373 candidates appeared, Hailakandi with an overall pass percentage of 91.43 topped the chart among all the districts, closely followed by Darrang with 91.24 per cent and Nalbari with 90.99 per cent. Here too, Kokrajhar occupied the bottom slot with only 58.84 per cent.

The number of students securing first, second and third division in the Science stream stood at 15,728, 13,825 and 2,492 respectively.

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