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Assam HS Class 12 result 2017: Topper Rajababu is a fan of Virat Kohli

AHSEC Class 12 results: Pass percentage dipped in humanities, science and commerce, topper scores 96% in humanities

education Updated: Jul 19, 2017 15:41 IST
Toppers in the Assam HS Class 12 result: (from left) Rajababu Saikia (science); Alka Das (arts) and Prashant Goel (commerce).
Toppers in the Assam HS Class 12 result: (from left) Rajababu Saikia (science); Alka Das (arts) and Prashant Goel (commerce).

Guwahati: The pass percentage of all the three streams - humanities, science, and commerce - dipped as the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) announced the results of the higher secondary or Class 12 2017 board examinations on Tuesday. The pass percentage in all three streams dipped.

Students can check their results on the board’s official website ahsec.nic.in or on resultsassam.nic.in.

Over 2.5 lakh students wrote the exams held during February-March. The pass percentage in humanities was 73.16%, science 86.24% and commerce 82.72%.

STATISTICS
ARTS
Total students: 188,629 | Passed: 137,993
Pass percentage in Assam Boards
SCIENCE
Total students: 36,516 | Passed: 31,493
COMMERCE
Total students: 17,478 | Passed: 14,458

The results were announced a few days earlier than the usual dates of previous years to enable students to apply for admissions to various colleges of the University of Delhi.

Rajababu Saikia of Ramanujan Junior College in Nagaon topped the science stream. He secured 96.40% marks.

“One should study well and stay focused. Among politicians, I love Narendra Modi and Virat Kohli is my favourite cricketer,” he told journalists.

Alka Das from Krishnaguru College in Barpeta topped in humanities by scoring 480 out of 500 or 96% marks.

“I had promised myself two years ago that I will become a topper, very happy that it got fulfilled. I didn’t study long hours, but was focused,” she told journalists after the results were announced at 10am.

Sabina Yasmin of Brilliant Academy, Mangaldai ( 478/500) and Ankit Mitra of Genius Academy Junior College, Lakhimpur (474/500) came second and third respectively.

Prashanta Goyal of KC Das Commerce College in Guwahati topped the commerce stream by scoring 94.20%.

“I was very tense, couldn’t watch the movie Bahubali 2 earlier, will do so now. I was expecting the marks I got but wasn’t expecting top ranks. I want to become an IPS (Indian Police Service) officer and serve my country,” said Goyal.

Abinash Kalita (481/500) bagged the second position in science with 96.2%. He studies in Krishnakanta Handique Junior College, Pathsala. The third place was bagged jointly by Kunal Horo of Anandaram Barooah Academy, Pathsala, and Mridupawan Das of Salt Brook Academy, Dibrugarh, with scores of 480/500 (96%).

Significantly, government schools and colleges didn’t fare well in the rankings while private schools, colleges and junior colleges ruled the merit lists.

Only two students from the region’s premier Cotton College in Guwahati, Raunak Jain and Arnab Kapil, with rank 6 and 9 in the science stream---made it to the list of 65 students who bagged the top 10 positions in all three streams.

On the other hand, 13 students of Salt Brook Academy in Dibrugarh secured ranks in the three streams.