Puducherry and Karaikal regions in Union Territory of Puducherry have registered an overall 88.16 percentage of passes in Class XII public examination held in March this year. This was 1.45 per cent less than the pass percentage registered last year.
Chief Minister N Rangasamy released at a press conference the details of results of the examination in the two regions which are adopting the Tamil Nadu pattern of curriculum in the presence of electricity and Education Minister T Thiagarajan. A total of 14,250 candidates appeared for the examination from government schools and privately managed institutions this year and of them 12,563 candidates emerged victorious.
In both the regions, the pass percentage showed a decline with Puducherry registering 88.45 per cent (89.39 per cent last year) and Karaikal posting 86.57 per cent (90.87% last year).
Girls outshone boys in both the regions with 5,841(of a total 10,681 students in Puducherry and 1,150 (of 1,882 in Karaikal. The pass percentage in Puducherry government schools has shown a decline — 75.88% against 80.35% previous year, as a total of 3,907 students were successful of the 5,149 who appeared for the exam. As many as 6,927 appeared for the exam from private schools, of which 6,774 students were successful, with a (pass percentage of 97.79 against last year’s 97.05).
Rangasamy said 35 schools — all private — scored cent per pass results while 14 government schools posted over 90 per cent results. Induja A and Nikita R of St Patrick Higher Secondary School with total marks of 1,187/1,200 shared the top rank while Harish Balaji of Petit Semin are Higher Secondary School with a total of 1,186/1,200 got the second place. Pratiksha G of St Patrick HSS scored the third rank with 1,182 marks.