SSC results out, performance dips due to 100% syllabus

Hyderabad: Following in the trend of the Intermediate exam results, girls continued to outshine their male counterparts in the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) declared on Wednesday, recording a pass percentage of 88.53 compared to the 84.68 per cent clocked by boy students.

As many as 6,163 students scored a 10 GPA, while 400 scored 4-4.8. Most, over 1.23 lakh students, were in the 8-8.8 bracket, as per the results released by education minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy at the Godavari Auditorium, SCERT Complex.

The scores were made available on the official websites and .

Overall, the pass percentage was 86.6 per cent this time around, with an overall cut-off of 35 per cent and an individual subject cut-off of 33 marks. Over 4.91 lakh students took the exams from April 3-13, a drop from last year’s attendance of 5.04 lakh.

This was also the first time in three years that the students were tested on their total syllabi, with students being promoted in 2020 and 2021 without testing, and only 70 per cent of the syllabus covered in 2022, all due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Addressing a press conference, Sabitha Indra Reddy lauded students for doing well in the exams despite the two paper leaks (Telugu and Hindi) at the start. “Students didn't let the incidents affect their performance and did well even in the following exams. Kudos also to education department officials, police department, principals, teachers and parents for constantly standing by me and my team from the start of the exam till today. They have encouraged students throughout the process and the fruits are for all to see today,” she said.

State residential schools stole the headlines, clocking an overall pass percentage of 98.25, while government schools came last, with an overall pass percentage of 72.39.

It was also revealed that residential, social welfare residential, BC-welfare residential, minority residential, tribal welfare residential, model schools and private schools clocked a pass percentage higher than the state average, while KGBV, aided, ZP, ashram and government schools securing an overall pass percentage lower than the average of 86.6.

The minister congratulated 2,793 schools that achieved a 100 per cent pass percentage and said that the 25 schools that recorded zero pass per cent will be reviewed and necessary steps taken later.

Nirmal district recorded the highest pass percentage, of 99 per cent, followed by Siddipet, at 98.65 per cent, while Vikarabad district recorded the lowest pass percentage of 59.46 per cent. Hyderabad took the 28th spot, clocking 80.29 per cent.

The highest scores were recorded in the second language, which saw a 99.7 pass percentage, while Mathematics was the toughest nut to crack.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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