More than 94% students passed the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or Class 10 examination conducted by Andhra Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (APBSE), the results of which were declared on Tuesday.
Minister for human resources development Ganta Srinivas Rao, who announced the results in Visakhapatnam, said out of the 6,52,374 students, who appeared in the exam, 94.52% passed. The success rate was 3% higher than the last year.
Rao said girls performed slightly with a pass percentage of 94.77, while 94.30% of the boys passed.
The minister added that out of 6.17 lakh regular students, 5.83 lakh qualified and out of total 35,000 private students, 19,605 passed.
Among the districts, Kadapa recorded the highest pass percentage of 98.89. West Godavari stood second with 97.65%, East Godavari third with 97.57% and Chittoor had the lowest of 90.11%.
The APBSE declared the results of the examination, which was held in March, in record time. The SSC results were declared on May 20 last year.
Officials said early results will ensure that the advanced supplementary examination and admissions in Class 11 for the next academic year, which begins next month, will be conducted smoothly.
The supplementary examination will be held from June 16 to June 29.
The candidates can check their results on the website of APBSE.