GUWAHATI, May 25 - The pass percentage in all the three higher secondary streams showed improvement in this year�s final examination, the results of which were declared today. While Assamese medium institutions performed well, private junior colleges produced quite a few toppers.
In arts stream, the pass percentage is 75.14, as compared to 74.68 last year. There were altogether 1,78,998 students in arts stream, and of them 18,575 got first division, 42,439 second and 73,482 third.
With 478 marks out of 500, Khushboo Firdous of Brilliant Academy Junior College, Mangaldai in Darrang district emerged as the topper in arts stream.
A total of 17,797 students had appeared in commerce stream, and of them 3,796 got first division, 5,303 second and 6,490 third. The pass percentage in commerce stream stood at 87.59. Last year, the pass percentage in commerce was 84.64.
Ashim Sarkar of Vivekananda Junior College, Silchar in Cachar district secured 474 marks to become the topper. As many as six students from Guwahati�s KC Das Commerce College made it to the list of 18 who got the top ten positions.
In science stream, the pass percentage is 86.59. There were altogether 36,469 students in science stream.
�What is interesting in the science results is that 15,864 candidates got first division, while just 2,482 passed with third division. It indicates that the quality of students in the stream is high,� Assam Higher Secondary Education Council Secretary Kamaljyoti Gogoi said.
Securing 478 marks each, Sayan Mazumdar of Darrang College, Tezpur and Bitupan Arandhara of Ramanujan Junior College, Nagaon jointly got the top position in science stream. Twenty six students made it to the list of top ten in science stream, of which seven are from Ramanujan Junior College alone.
A total of 62 students � 18 each in arts and commerce and 26 in science � found a place in the top ten positions in the three streams.
District-wise, Dhemaji registered the highest pass percentage in arts stream at 89.52, while Chirang was at the bottom of the list with a pass percentage of 56.36.
Nalbari shone in the commerce stream, registering a pass percentage of 97.79. Only 68.83 percentage of the commerce stream students cleared the examination in Kokrajhar.
The highest pass percentage in science stream was registered by Sivasagar district (93.42), while Chirang (71.93) again got the dubious distinction of registering the lowest pass percentage in the stream.
AHSEC chairman Dayananda Borgohian said the examinations and declaration of results had been flawless. �Another thing we have observed is that the Assamese medium colleges have done well. From the council side, we will see if we can do anything for them,� he said.
In the vocational stream, 879 students had appeared for the examination, of which 262 got first division. The pass percentage in the stream is 89.42.