Class 12 students in Tripura recorded a 5.96% dip in the pass percentage in the board exams, results of which were declared on Thursday. Conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, 75.11% students cleared the exam this year, compared to the 81.07% who aced it in 2015.
This year, a total of 25,240 candidates (13,780 male and 11,460 female) from Science, Humanities and Commerce stream appeared in the exam. Of these, 21,141 students were regular candidates.
According to TBSE president professor Mihir Deb, the Science stream (81.41%) recorded the highest pass percentage compared to the others. A total of 3319 students appeared for the exams from the science stream.
Of the 16,977 students who appeared from the Humanities stream, only 74.04% passed, and out of the 845 students who opted for the Commerce stream, only 71.83% could clear it.
A total of 359 schools were represented from across the state and the exams were conducted across 55 centres.
Home Science, with 98.81%, recorded the highest pass percentage, while mathematics scored the lowest: 29.01%.
The secondary exam results declared this year also saw a drop from the previous year with 66.14%.