Around 64.7% rural students passed in the Class-12 board exams, results of which were announced by the Board of School Education Haryana on Wednesday afternoon, as compared to their urban counterparts whose pass percentage was 58.6. The board, infamous for poor results, had much reason to cheer this time as it saw an increase in overall pass percentage of around nine points. The passing percentage of students this time was 62.4 as compared to 53.9 last year.
Girls outperformed boys once again in the state by over 15%. The pass percentage of girls was 70.8, as compared to 55.8% boys who cleared the exam. As many as 2.5 lakh students appeared for the exams which were held from March 8 to 29 this year. However, only about 1.5 lakh cleared the exam. Around 1.4 lakh boys had appeared on the exam, while the number of girls was a little less than 1.1 lakh.
The passing ratio was maximum in science stream with 69.9% clearing the exams. For arts and commerce, it was 59.9% and 59.5%, respectively. Students who took agriculture as a subject showed the best result with 98.2% clearing the exam. In districts, Sonepat grabbed the top spot with 77.2% students of the district passing the exam. The second spot was for Mahendragarh with 72%, while the last spot went to Faridabad with only 43.9% students of the district making the cut.