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Meghalaya Class 12, 2017 (arts) results: 12 among 13 toppers from capital Shillong

St Anthony’s, Shillong, boasted of four students among the top 10 rank holders

education Updated: Jul 11, 2017 17:29 IST
The first rank in the Meghalaya Class 12 (arts) results went to Dimsonjem Vaiphei of St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School in Shillong. He secured 440 marks.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

GUWAHATI: Students from well-known schools in Shillong bagged top honours in the Class 12 (arts) examinations in Meghalaya, the results of which were declared on Tuesday.

About 15,940 students among 21,146 who appeared for the higher secondary school leaving certificate examination (HSSLC) in the arts stream passed---taking the pass percentage to 75.38% from 74.04% in 2016.

Twelve of the 13 students who bagged the top 10 ranks on the merit list were from schools based in Shillong, the state capital.

Fourth rank holder Ningthoujam Mangalphabi from Adventist Higher Secondary School in Thadlaskein in the Jaintia Hills, who secured 434 out of 500, was the only one from outside Shillong who made it to the merit list.

The first rank went to Dimsonjem Vaiphei of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School in Shillong, who secured 440 marks.

Besides St. Anthony’s, which boasted of four students among the top 10 rank holders, St. Edmund’s Higher Secondary School (four students), Sacred Heart Boys Higher Secondary School (three students) and Synod College (one student) were the other Shillong-based educational institutes making it to the merit list.

Among the 11 districts, East Khadi Hills with a pass percentage of 87.54% of the total students appearing for the exam topped the list while South Garo Hills with 48.24% fared the worst.

First Published: May 23, 2017 15:46 IST