A total 76.75% of students successfully cleared this year's Class 12 examinations in Odisha, results of which were announced in Bhubaneswar on Monday. Of the total 2.3 lakh candidates who appeared the examination in arts, 1.75 lakh have successfully cleared it recording a pass percentage of 76.31, higher education minister Pradeep Panigrahi said.
As many as 75,434 out of 93,920 examinees have passed in science, while 22,391 students out of 32, 226 in commerce cleared the examination recording a pass percentage of 80.31% and 69.48% respectively.
While Nayagrah district has topped in arts stream with a pass rate of 87.92%, tribal dominated Rayagada district recorded lowest rate of 61.08%. Balasore
scored highest pass rate of 92.60% in science and Jharsuguda has lowest rate of 57.96%.
Highest 85.05% students have cleared the examination in commerce in Phulbani district while Deogarh had a dismal show with only 32.78%.
The male and female percentage in Arts is 70.16 and 81.49 while in Science and Commerce, the ratio is 78.51 and 83.23 and 66.80 and 75.76 respectively.