89.59% students clear HSSC exam

Panaji: The passing percentage of Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examination conducted by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) in March has increased by 4.06 per cent than the last year but it was still below the 2016 result, which had recorded the highest percentage of 90.10 per cent in five years.

Of the 16,952 students who answered the exam, 89.59 per cent cleared it this year. Yet again, with a passing percentage of 91.97 per cent, girls outperformed the boys (86.91 per cent).

In 2018, 85.53 per cent was the total passing percentage with 17,739 students appearing for the HSSC examination that year.

The examination was conducted at 17 centres across the state. Mapusa managed to grab the top spot with the highest pass percentage of 95.35 per cent, while Sankhali stood at the lowest position in the list of exam centres in terms of pass percentage with 78.34 per cent.

As many as 40 per cent of the students have cleared the exam by scoring percentage between 60-74 per cent followed by 35 per cent students scoring in the range between 45-59 per cent while 15 per cent of students secured the highest pass percentage between 75-100 per cent. A total of 7 per cent of the students attained percentage of 33-44 per cent.

In the stream-wise results, the pass percentage of commerce students has increased to 91.86 per cent, followed by science with 91.76 per cent, arts 87.73 per cent, while in the vocational stream, 84.45 per cent cleared the exam.

Out of the 3,093 students, who availed the sports merit marks (SMM), as many as 114 passed the exam with the help of the SMM  which accounts for 0.75 per cent of the students passing the exam with the help of these marks.

Chairman of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Ramkrishna Samant released the names of around 26 schools, which reported above 95 per cent result. A total of six of these schools secured 100 per cent result.

St Theresa Higher Secondary School in Candolim, Kamleshwar Shikshan Prasarak in Korgao, Vishwanath Mahadev Parulekar Higher Secondary School of Verem, Mushtifund Aryan Higher Secondary School in Cujira, Lokvishwas Pratisthan Higher Secondary School in Dhavli and the Sanjay Higher Secondary School for slow learners have secured 100 per cent result.

The GBSHSE also released dates for revaluation, verification and photocopies of the answer sheets. The last date for revaluation as well as verification in the presence of parents/guardian is May 9, while photocopies of the answer books will be allowed till May 6.

Samant also said that the Board will conduct examination between June 7 and June 17 for those students who have received remark ‘Needs Improvement’ in their mark sheet and also for those who wish to improve their marks under improvement of marks scheme.