SHILLONG, May 10: St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong has retained the top spot in the HSSLC science examination this year, the results of which were declared here on Thursday even as St Edmund’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong topped the HSSLC commerce stream.
Except for the 6th position by Nishtha Barman Hajong of Don Bosco College (Higher Secondary Section), Tura, all positions from first to ten went to St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School in the science stream.
Rishav Das of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong who secured a total of 480 out of 600 marks bagged the first position in HSSLC (Science), while Chongdeinem Guite of St. Edmund’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong who secured an aggregate of 443 marks bagged the first position in HSSLC (commerce).
Of the total 3,663 students, 2,732 cleared the HSSLC science stream examination recording a pass percentage of 74.58 percent.
In commerce stream, 2,297 students appeared for the examination, 1,834 were declared successful with a pass percentage of 79.84.
In HSSLC (commerce) examinations, female candidates outshone male candidates. Out of 1,427 male candidates who appeared, 1,076 of them passed (75.40 per cent) and out of 870 female candidates who appeared, 758 of them passed (87.12 per cent).
In HSSLC (Science) examinations, male candidates outperformed female candidates. Out of 1,729 male candidates who appeared, 1,297 of them passed (75.01 per cent) and out of 1,934 female candidates who appeared, 1,435 of them passed (74.19 per cent).
Meanwhile, East Khasi Hills District registered the highest pass percentage in Science stream with 82.78 per cent, followed by West Jaintia Hills District with 79.21 per cent, while South Garo Hills District has the lowest percentage of pass with 16.67 per cent.
In the commerce stream, East Garo Hills District recorded the highest percentage of pass at 93.75 per cent followed by North Garo Hills District at 92.31 per cent.
However, East Khasi Hills District which has the maximum of candidates (1539) appearing for the examination, a total of 1285 were declared successful. The percentage of pass in the district stood at 83.50 per cent.
Meanwhile, the vocational stream recorded a pass percentage at 83.33 with five out of six candidates were declared successful.