99.26% pass rate in SSLC exams – The Hindu
Despite the shadow cast by COVID-19, the pass rate for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams remained above 99% this year for the second consecutive year.
As many as 99.26% of students who passed the SSLC exams became eligible for graduate studies. That’s 0.21 percentage points lower than last year’s record high of 99.47%.
The number of students achieving A+ in all subjects was 44,363. The number fell by almost a third from last year when it was 1,25,509.
No pardon notes have been allowed this year, said General Education Minister V. Sivankutty, who announced the results on Wednesday.
Of the 4,26,469 candidates who sat for the exams, 4,23,303 became eligible for graduate studies. The number of applicants who passed the examinations in the private category was 409. Among them, 301 became eligible for graduate studies.
In the Gulf region, of the 571 students who sat for the exams, 561 became eligible for higher education – a passing percentage of 98.25. Four of the nine centers recorded 100% success. In Lakshadweep, of the 882 students who sat for the exams, 785 qualified for higher education – a passing percentage of 89.
The number of public schools where all applicants became eligible for graduate school was 760, up from 791 last year. The number was 942 for assisted schools. It was 987 last year. There were 432 unaided schools where all applicants became eligible for graduate school, like last year.
In the THSLC exams, of the 2,927 students who sat for the exam, 2,912 became eligible for higher education, of which 112 achieved A+ in all subjects.
In the SSLC (Hearing Impaired) exams, all 254 students who sat for the exam qualified for graduate school.
In the THSLC (Hearing Impaired) exams, of the 17 students who sat for the exam from two schools, all qualified for graduate school.
Sixty-one out of 68 students who sat for the AHSLC examinations held at Kerala Kalamandalam Art Higher Secondary School, Cheruthuruthy qualified for higher education.
Students can submit requests for reassessment, review, and photocopy of response scripts online July 16-21. SAY (Save a Year) exams for regular applicants will take place in July. Candidates can register for a maximum of three subjects in the exams.
Plus One seats
Regarding the availability of Plus One seats for the additional 3,652 students who became eligible for higher education this year compared to last year, Mr Sivankutty said that all students would have the opportunity to continue their studies. A total of 3,61,000 Plus One upper secondary students were available.
The number of places in upper secondary vocational education was 33,000, those in industrial training institutes 64,000 and those in polytechnics 9,000, bringing the total number of places to 4,67,000. only if this number becomes insufficient. The Plus One Prospectus and Admission Notice would be published within a week.
Referring to the decline in the number of students achieving A+ grades, the Minister said this was not deliberate and consistent with figures from previous years except last year when the focus area and double the number of questions had been provided to students for exams organized in the context of COVID-19.
There was no need for a controversy about it, he said. This year, the pattern of the questionnaires has been modified by the Department of General Education.
Mr Sivankutty said the number of students admitted to public schools according to data collected on the sixth working day of this school year would be released within a week.
The results of the Plus Two upper secondary exam will be announced on June 21, he said.