| Topper Shubhrajit Bhattacharjee with his parents in Agartala on Saturday. Picture by UB Photos |
Agartala, June 7: The pass percentage of students appearing for the higher secondary (Plus Two) examination conducted by the Tripura Board of Secondary Education has gone down this year.
The results of higher secondary, Madrassa fazil and Madrassa theology examination announced by TBSE president professor Amitava Debroy today revealed that indigenous students have performed poorly in the higher secondary examination.
Altogether 24,247 students appeared for the exams from 345 schools across the state. While the number of students who appeared for the exams was 5.06 per cent higher than last year, the overall pass percentage among regular students has gone down from 79.62 per cent last year to 76.81 per cent this time. Altogether 19,072 regular students appeared for the exam.
The pass percentage of regular students appearing in the tribal-dominated ADC areas (2,521 from 69 schools) was also only 59.78 per cent, which is 11 per cent lower than last year, Debroy said.
He said 1,328 had secured first division, 4,382 had secured second division and 8,939 had obtained third division. Only one of the two students who appeared from a correctional home could clear the examination. In the physically handicapped category, 17 of the 42 students passed.
Girls with 77.81 per cent success rate performed marginally better than the boys.
In the Madrassa fazil exam of the board, four out of six students cleared the exam while in the Madrassa fazil (theology) category, all 14 examinees passed.
In the top 10 merit list of the TBSE higher secondary exam, Shishu Vihar higher secondary school, Umakanta Academy, Netaji Subhas Vidyaniketan and Ramkrishna Vibekananda outdid students from district and subdivisional towns.
Shubhrajit Bhattacharjee of Agartalaís Umakanta Academy topped the elite group of 10, securing 454 out of 500 marks. Sayan Rudrapal of Ramkrishan Vibekananda Vidyamandir secured the second position with an aggregate of 447 marks. Subhajit Paul of Shishu Vihar and Sumit Debnath of Umakanta Academy shared the third position with 446 marks.
Souvik Das of Shishu Vihar captured fourth position with 438 marks. The fifth position went to Diptanu Pal of Shishu Vihar with 437 marks.
Puja Sharma of Bishalgarh higher secondary school and Rahul Das of Netaji Subhas Vidyaniketan shared the sixth position with 431 marks.