Aizawl: Girls outshone boys with a pass percentage of 80.36 in the Mizoram Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examination, the results of which were declared by the Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) on Tuesday.
The overall pass percentage of boys was 77.38.
According to the Class XII results declared for Arts, Science and Commerce streams, 8,380 students, including 4,459 girls out of the total 10,616 who appeared, have successfully passed the examination registering a total percentage of 78.94, which is 1.55% less than the 80.49% of 2018.
At least 12 students, including 9 girls figured in the top 10 in Arts stream; 23 students, including 3 girls, in Science; and 10 in Commerce.
C Lalvenhimi of Rev Saiaithanga Memorial Higher Secondary School, Aizawl topped the merit list in Arts stream securing 462 out of 500 marks, followed by VL Ruatfeli Ralte of the same school with 450 marks and Lawmnasangzualia of Synod Higher Secondary School with 449 out of 500 marks.
Akash Jyoti Sahoo and Lalrintluangi Tlau, both from St Paul’s Higher Secondary School, Aizawl were toppers in Science stream. Both scored 465 out of 500 marks. Lalduhawma of St John’s Higher Secondary School, Kolasib bagged the second position with 455 marks, Jeptha Lalawmpuia of St Paul’s Higher Secondary School, Aizawl secured the third position securing 454 out of 500 marks.
In Commerce, C Lalnunhlima of Oikos Higher Secondary School, Aizawl topped the merit list by securing 453 out 500 marks. He was followed by C. Zorengpuii of St Joseph Higher Secondary School, Aizawl (445 marks) and Bishal Deb of St Paul’s Higher Secondary School, Aizawl (438 marks), respectively.
A total of 10,876 students, including 5,637 girls, had registered for the board exams held between February and March.
At least 2,030 students, including 979 girls, were declared failed and 206 got compartmental chance. No students have been expelled during the exams.
Of the total 8,215 candidates enrolled in Arts stream, 7,990 appeared and 6,147 have cleared the examination registering a pass percentage of 76.93.
As for Science stream, the total students on roll was 2,147 and out of the 2,119 students appeared, 1,777 students successfully passed the examination registering 83.86%.
At least 514 students had registered in Commerce out of which 507 students appeared and 456 emerged successful. The total pass percentage in Commerce was 89.94. In all the three streams, 567 candidates passed with distinction, 2,800 in first division, 3,289 in second division and 1,724 students successfully passed in third division.
Although the pass percentage decreased this year, the MBSE registered improvement in quality. Board chairman F Lianhmingthanga said that the number of Arts students with ‘distinction’ has increased by 67 and Science stream by 69 over the previous year.
The compartmental examination for all subjects will be held on June 6 in eight centres across the state.