Repeating its 2014 performance, the district again fared badly in the Class-10 exams conducted by the Board of School Education, Haryana, with around 70% students not passing the examination.
A total of 5,100 students had appeared in the examinations, of which only 1,537 managed to pass, putting Panchkula on the 20th spot — the second worst in Haryana — with a pass percentage of just 30.14%.
Earlier, in both 2013 and 2014, Panchkula was the worst in the state with a pass percentage of 35.61% and 45.51%, respectively.
However, despite a dip of 15% in the result this year, Panchkula managed to fare better than Mewat that was placed last in the state with a pass percentage of 25.64%. About 1,421 students had appeared as private candidates this year, out of which 320 passed.
Terming the results “below expectations”, district education officer (DEO) Savitri Sihag said they would try to find the exact reasons for the poor show. “During the last session, we were facing the problem of uneven distribution of teachers. We have rationalised the deployment of teachers now and in future improvement is expected.”
This year, the board came out with the results in record 35 days. Earlier, it used to declare the results close to two months after the exams.
Class-12 results, too, see a dip
In the Class-12 results, the district is ranked seventh in the state with 57.11% students passing the exams. A total of 2,947 appeared in the exams, of which 1,683 passed. However, last year the pass percentage was 74.11%, when Panchkula was ranked eighth in the state. In 2013, only 54.85% students had cleared the examinations.