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Rural areas give tough fight to urban, semi-urban places

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 25 - The overall good results in the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSSLC), 2020 were reflected in district-wise performance of the candidates across Assam with the rural areas giving a tough competition to the urban and semi-urban areas in terms of performance.

In the Science stream, Nagaon produced 13 rank holders out of a total 25, whereas four from Barpeta, two each from Kamrup Metro and Sonitpur and one each from Sivasagar, Hojai, Goalpara and Dibrugarh made it to the merit list.

In the Arts stream, out of 44 rank holders, 11 are from Nagaon. Five from Barpeta, three each from Darrang, Nalbari, Golaghat, Lakhimpur and Jorhat, two each from Kamrup Metro, Dhubri, Dhemaji, Bongaigaon and Dibrugarh and one each from Tinsukia, Kamrup and Hojai have also secured positions.

Out of 23 rank holders in the Commerce stream, three each are from Lakhimpur, Kamrup (M), Cachar and Dibrugarh, two from Nalbari and one each from Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Bongaigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Jorhat, Hojai, Golaghat and Charaideo.

Darrang district topped the chart of pass percentage in the Arts stream with 89.07 per cent, followed by Sivasagar district with 88.66 per cent and Jorhat with 87.39 per cent. The two districts at the bottom of the list included Hailakandi with a pass percentage of 56.29 pc and Dhubri with 58.39 pc.

In the Commerce stream, the success rate of some districts with comparatively poor infrastructure came as a pleasant surprise. Chirang, Majuli and West Karbi Anglong districts achieved 100 per cent success. Altogether 37 candidates took their HS exams in Chirang and 13 of them got first division. On the other hand, three out of 27 students of Majuli got first division. In West Karbi Anglong only six students took the HS finals in the Commerce stream and all of them passed, with one of them securing first division. With 96.44 per cent, Biswanath district was in the second position in the Commerce stream, followed by Sivasagar district with 95.50 per cent success. Hailakandi and Kokrajhar districts remained at the bottom of the list.

In the Science stream on the other hand, the top position was clinched by Sivasagar with 95.97 per cent success, followed by Baksa with 95.44 per cent success and Jorhat with 93.90 per cent. The two districts at the bottom in the Science stream were Kokrajhar (70.04 pc) and South Salmara (76.05 pc).

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