AIZAWL, May 13 - The Mizoram Board of School Education today declared results of the HSLC that witnessed a marginal increase in the pass percentage at 68.33, compared to last year�s 67.93. There are 19 candidates, including 12 girls and seven boys, in the State merit list.
Altogether 18,036 candidates, including 9,614 girls and 8,422 boys, appeared in the Class X examinations, out of whom 12,324 emerged successful. Boys performed slightly better than girls by securing a pass percentage of 69.91 against the girls� 66.94. As many as 5,552 candidates have failed and 160 students have qualified for compartmental examinations.
St Paul�s Higher Secondary School in Aizawl produced the largest number of students in the merit list. Eight students in the merit list are from the Roman Catholic-run school.
The other schools that appeared in the merit list are St Joseph�s HS School, Aizawl; Home Missions School, Aizawl; Radiant Heart, Thingsulthliah; Mount Carmel School, Aizawl; Sacred Heart, Lunglei; Ephraim High School, Aizawl, Marian High School, Serchhip and Bethel Mission School, Champhai.
The first three rankers � Lalhlimpuii, Simon Lalremsiama and Singokhai Chozah � are from St Joseph HS School, Aizawl. The 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th position holders are from St Paul�s HS School.
While 851 candidates attained distinction, 2,863 passed in the first division, 4,516 in the second division and 4,094 in the third division.
Aided schools are at the bottom with 59.01 as the pass percentage. Deficit schools are on top with 92.63 pass percentage. Private schools registered a 72.71 pass percentage. Government-run schools and lumpsum schools registered 63.06 and 67.70 pass percentages respectively. Deficit, government-aided and lumpsum schools are those financed by the Government and managed by private boards.
In 2012, the matriculation examinations recorded a pass percentage of 72.27 � the highest since the establishment of the Mizoram Board of School Education. The percentage declined to 58.68 in 2013, and again increased to 67.51 in 2014, to 68.30 in 2015, to 71.17 in 2016, and to 72.17 in 2017. This further rose to 76.65 in 2018 and declined to 67.93 in 2019.