Science stream students grabbed the top 10 positions in this year’s High Secondary examination, the results of which was declared by the Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) on Thursday.
In terms of pass percentage, girls outshone boys’ highest score of 79.1 per cent by achieving 81.91 per cent.
Addressing a news conference here, TBSE president Bhabatosh Saha said, “The top 10 positions in the merit list were taken by the science stream students.”
Altogether 27,155 candidates, including 13,249 girls, appeared for the Higher Secondary exam from 400 schools.
“This year, the pass percentage increased to 80.51, slightly higher than last year’s 78.62,” Saha said.
He added that 79.05 per cent, 84 per cent and 78.13 per cent of students from humanities, science and commerce streams respectively passed the exam.
Nilanjan Deb with his parents in Agartala on Thursday. Picture by Tanmoy Chakraborty
Results of 72 schools across the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council areas have also improved with a pass percentage of 67.66, Saha said.
Students of South Tripura district performed the best with 80.31 pass percentage. Sepahijala, Gomati and Khowai districts also performed well.
However, the pass percentage in Dhalai district was only 63.84.
Nilanjan Deb of Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan here topped the merit list with 485 marks, Akash Majumder of Belonia Government English Medium Higher Secondary School in South Tripura ranked second with 472 marks, while Arnab Chowhan of Shishu Bihar Higher Secondary School here, who scored 471, stood third.
Abir Debnath ranked fourth, Shubham Banik fifth and Sagar Paul of Umakanta Academy in Agartala secured the sixth position.
Supratima Dutta stood seventh with 466 marks, Pallab Debnath of B.B. Institution with 464 marks came eighth, while Birat Debnath, Rismita Dhar and Krishnendu Saha jointly ranked ninth with 463 marks.
Punit Debnath of Chandrapur Government Higher Secondary School in Gomati district was ranked 10th with 462 marks.
Tanushree Biswas of Chandrapur Colony Higher Secondary School in Gomati district stood first scoring 451 in total and letter marks in five subjects from the humanities.
Twenty-one schools secured 100 per cent pass rate.
However, New Hindi Higher Secondary School and Chandrapur Higher Secondary School of West Tripura district had zero pass percentage.