Kohima: The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) on Wednesday declared the results of the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination 2021. This year again, the girls have outshined the boys.

“The girls have again done better with 8,719 girls and 7,669 boys qualifying the examination. In the Top 20 list, there are 82 candidates, of which 24 are boys and the rest 58 are girls,” the NBSE said.

The HSLC exam was held from April 7-21. Out of 23,608 candidates who were enrolled, a total of 16,388 students qualified with a pass percentage of 69.42%.

Keneino Thorie, a student of Trinity School in Kohima, topped the HSLC exams in Nagaland with 98.50% (591) marks.

As many as 120 schools across the state, including 95 private schools and 25 government schools, secured 100% pass percentage.

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A total of 23 schools secured zero/nil result, of which all are government schools. The pass percentage of government schools this year is 44.86%.

In terms of the district-wise performance for government schools, Mokokchung district topped the table with a percentage of 64% followed by Peren and Phek districts at 60% each. Kiphire district is at the bottom with 10%.

As for private schools, Nagaland’s youngest district, Noklak, topped the list with a percentage of 95% followed by Mokokchung at 91%.

The number of candidates who secured 80% and above in aggregate is 1,732, of which 20 candidates are from government schools.

A total of 745 students enrolled for the compartmental exam and 461 qualified with 61.88% pass percentage.

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