Indicating a trend contrary to the SSLC examination results over the last few years, the Plus Two results for 2014, announced here on Tuesday showed a dip in the percentage of students becoming eligible for higher studies. This year, the percentage of students becoming eligible for higher studies stood at 79.39 percent, against last year’s 81.34 percent.
Announcing the results, education minister P K Abdu Rabb told reporters that of the 3,42,410 candidates who appeared for the higher secondary examination held in March, 2,71,836 became eligible for higher studies.
Interestingly, there is a substantial increase in the number of students who achieved A+ in all subjects. While 6,783 students got A+ in all subjects this year, the figure was only 5,183 last year. In gender wise calculations, 85.60 percent of girls who took the examination become eligible for higher studies while only 72.48 percent of boys got through.
When it comes to stream wise analysis, students who took commerce stream fared better, followed by science stream students. While 75.68 percent of students in humanities stream become eligible for higher studies, percentage of the same in science and commerce streams are 79 percent and 82.66 percent respectively.
In the sector wise analysis, aided schools topped with 82 percent of candidates becoming eligible for higher studies followed by the government sector at 78.77 percent. In unaided sector, only 69.75 percent students became eligible for higher studies.