Girls outperformed boys in Class 12 results but lagged behind them in Class 10 results of Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC declared on Monday.
While 65.84% girls passed in the science stream of Class 12, boys were left behind with a pass percentage of 63.20. The gap in the performance of boys and girls was most visible in commerce, where the pass percentage of girls was 81.80% while only 69.49% boys could pass.
However, the story was different in Class 10 results (matriculation), where boys edged girls with a thin margin. While 73.91% boys passed the Class 10 exams this year, girls got a pass percentage of only 68.46.
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The JAC Class 10 results in totality saw a marginal dip this year with the pass percentage falling down to 71.20% against last year’s 75.30%. In the Class 12 results the performance of science students improved by a thin margin while commerce results saw a dip.
The pass percentage in science went up from 63.65 in 2014 to 63.88 this year. However, the commerce students could not surpass their last year’s performance and recorded a pass percentage of 73.99 against last year’s 75.83%.
“We had organised several workshops and extra classes for our students this year. Although our performance hasn’t improved by much, we have sustained our last year’s performance,” said JAC chairperson, Anand Bhushan.
The results for the 2015 Class 10 and Class 12 exams were declared in presence of human resource development minister Neera Yadav, state assembly speaker Dinesh Oraon and state HRD secretary Aradhna Patnaik at JAC auditorium in Ranchi. By declaring the results in the last week of April, JAC became the first state board in India to announce its results, said Bhushan.
“The students who could not pass shouldn’t be disheartened. This is not the end of their career, it is just the beginning,” said HRD minister, Neera Yadav.
As many as 455,829 students appeared for the matriculate examinations this year, while 79,385 appeared for science and 49,072 for commerce in Class 12 examinations.
The examinations were conducted from February 16 to March 10 this year.
Among the districts, Chatra performed the best in science (82.51%) followed by Palamu (81.83%) and Godda (77.20%). Capital Ranchi stood at the 16th (58.41%) position among the 24 districts.
In Commerce, Hazaribagh (87.45%) topped, followed by Ranchi (81.72%) and Ramgarh (80.53%). In Class 10 results, Chatra performed best (82.72%) followed by Hazaribagh (82.14%) and Ranchi (77.70%).