Karnataka: 8.7 lakh pass SSLC exam, 1.3 lakh get A+; 1 student failed over ‘proxy’ bid | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: Except for one candidate who was debarred for impersonation, all 8,71,443 students who wrote the SSLC exam have passed. The results of the Class 10 exam — conducted in multiple choice format — were announced by the new primary and secondary education minister, BC Nagesh, on Monday.
Nagesh’s predecessor S Suresh Kumar had announced that all students who appear for the exam would be promoted owing to the pandemic.
While 16% of the candidates (1.28 lakh) secured A+ grade, scoring 90-100%, 2.5 lakh or 32% landed A grade (80-89%). With the multiple choice question format giving ample scope for scoring high marks this time round, 157 students scored the maximum: 625 out of 625. The number was only six last year. Curiously, no one scored 624, against 11 last year.
Next in line, 289 students scored 623, against 43 last year. The biggest group among toppers was those who secured 621 marks — 449. Thirteen kids were given maximum grace marks of 28 in one subject to enable them get promoted. In all, 9% of the total students received grace marks. The lone student who was deemed failed was a private candidate and repeater in the 26-30 age group who tried to send a proxy candidate to appear for her. The department did not disclose which place she hails from.
Last year, the SSLC pass percentage was 71.8%, with girls leading at 77.74, at least 10 percentage points ahead of boys. While several other states and the central boards cancelled the Class 10 exam, the Karnataka government decided to go ahead in the middle of the first wave last year. This time, the exam was a truncated two-day affair, held on July 19 and 22.
District-wise competition became a thing of the past with all districts securing A grades. There were binaries like urban and rural and girls and boys as all fared well. With the heavy traffic, Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board website was not accessible for a few hours. With the all-promoted policy, all language medium schools secured a 100% result. This includes Hindi-medium schools that had last year clocked only 48% pass rate, Tamil medium 69% and Urdu 61%. There were 4,626 differently abled candidates who took the exam and cleared it.

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