Around 64.7% rural students have passed in the Class 12 board examinations conducted by the Board of School Education Haryana as compared to their urban counterparts whose pass percentage was 58.6.
The board, infamous for poor results, had everything to cheer this time as it saw an increase in overall pass percentage of around 10% in the results announced on Wednesday. This year the passing percentage of students 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 70.77 as compared to 55.78% 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 1,52,815 cleared the exam. For 1,36,748 boys who appeared, 76,296 passed the exam while for 1,08,129 girl students who appeared in the exam, 76,519 passed it.
The passing percentage was maximum in science stream with 69.88% students clearing the exams. For arts and commerce, the passing percentage 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% of its students passing the exam. The second spot was for Mahendragarh where 72% students passed and the last spot went to Faridabad with only 43.9% students of the district clearing the exams.