The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination Board announced class XII science stream results on 10th May 2018, with 72.99 per cent students successfully clearing the board examination this year.
The pass percentage, however, has gone down by 8.9 per cent, the lowest in the last five years.
The girls have fared better than boy in the results. The pass percentage of girls is 74.91 per cent and for boys the pass percentage is 71.84 per cent.
2017 is the first academic year when students here appeared for annual examination after a break of five years. Earlier, there existed semester system of examination.
Gujarat Education Minister, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama in a reaction to this year’s decline is pass percentage of students told a leading media organisation. “We can not rule out that the semester system could have helped better the results. This could be one of the reasons.”