|Students of Cotton College celebrate after declaration of results in Guwahati on Friday. (PTI)
Guwahati, May 30: Pass percentages have increased slightly in the Class XII examinations conducted by Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, the results of which were declared today.
In the arts stream, the pass percentage has increased to 73.91 per cent from 70.11 last year. Of 2,03,513 students who appeared for the examinations, 18,650 secured a first division, 50,009 passed in second division and 81,762 third division. The pass percentage was the highest in Dhemaji district (91.66), followed by Darrang (88.44) and Lakhimpur (87.71).
In the commerce stream, the pass percentage has increased to 82.7 per cent from 80.08 last year. Of the 16,402 examinees, 2,803 secured first division, 5,050 second and 5,711 third. In commerce, too, the pass percentage was highest in Dhemaji district (99.43) followed by Dima Hasao (95) and Barpeta (94.36).
Similarly, in science, the pass percentage increased from 83.82 last year to 85.31 per cent.
The pass percentage was the highest in Hailakandi district (95.64) followed by Darrang (94.97) and Dhemaji (93.8). Of the 27,452 students who appeared for the examination, 12,702 secured a first division, 9,552 second and 1,166 third. In the Class X examinations, whose results were declared last Wednesday, the pass percentage slid by nine per cent.
The pass percentage in the Class XII examination is on the rise.
The number of third division holders was significantly higher than the first division ones in arts and commerce, just the opposite of science examinees.
Although results were available on a number of websites since morning, students were seen rushing to their educational institutions to know their marks.
There was a festive mood at the institutions which produced rank holders.
The rank holders were felicitated, sweets were distributed and students were seen dancing in joy.
Cotton College, Salt Brook Academy in Dibrugarh, Gauhati Commerce College, Ramanuj Gupta Junior College in Silchar and Ramanujan Junior College in Nagaon are the institutions which produced most of the toppers.
In arts, Diganta Dutta from Anjali Borbora Memorial Academy, Golaghat topped the list, securing 94.2 per cent. Bineeta Jain from Gauhati Commerce College secured the top spot with 93 per cent, while in science, Pasmita Devi from Pragjyotika Jr College, Titabar, secured 95.6 per cent.
Eight students — one from the arts stream and seven from the science stream — brought joy to Cotton College by being among the rank holders. The All-Assam Students Union and Cotton College Union Society felicitated them. The principal of the college, Nirada Devi, congratulated them and asked the other students not to be disappointed.
The council has asked candidates desiring re-checking of answerscripts to submit applications in the prescribed format, available with heads of the institutions, with the requisite fee of Rs 300 per subject (maximum three subjects) within 10 days from the date of publishing of results.
The council has also asked the candidates whose results have been withheld or shown incomplete to apply to its controller of examination through their heads of institutions.
Boy killed: Hemanta Gogoi, who passed the higher secondary examination from Gyan Vigyan Academy, Dibrugarh district in the first division in the science stream, today died in an accident when his bike hit a truck in Jokai, where he was going with a friend, Dhrubojyoti Gogoi, who was riding pillion. Dhrubojyoti, an undergraduate student, has been admitted in a nursing home with serious injuries. Police have seized the truck.
toppers have it all