Announcing the results of 2nd PUC on May 8th the 6.13 lakh students who appeared for the exam, 3.71 lakh cleared it. The pass percentage in rural areas (61.51) was not only higher than that of the urban areas (60.15) but also better than the percentage achieved by rural areas last year (61.21). Like every year, girls trumped the boys this time too with a pass percentage of 66.81 against 54.46 per cent recorded by the former.
Dist Wise Pass Percentage Mangalore topped the list with 86.04 per cent, followed by Udupi (85.57), Kodagu (75.87), Karwar (72.36) and Chikmagalur (69.29). The districts that did not fare well were Bidar, which was at the bottom of the list with a pass percentage of 44.95, Raichur (46.11), Gulbarga (46.71), Chitradurga (48.04) and Koppal (49.46). Yadgir, which was in the last position the previous academic year, is now ranked 21.
The II Pre-University (PU) results, which were announced here on Thursday, spelt good news for some students who managed to get near-perfect scores, topping their respective streams. In the science stream, three students managed to top the list with an impressive overall score of 594 out of 600. Vasudha Dinesh from Sadvidya Composite PU College, Mysore, scored 100 in Sanskrit, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology, 99 in Physics and 95 in English.
Bangalore girl Ramya Shree K.A. topped the commerce stream, scoring 596 out of 600. A student of Vijaya College, R.V. Road, she has scored 100 in Accounts, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Studies and Sanskrit, and 96 in English. She did her schooling from R.V Girls’ High School and had secured 97 per cent in SSLC.