Gandhinagar: Gujarat board declared the result on Tuesday. However, the shocking news is that not a single student from 63 schools managed to clear the Secondary School Certificate examinations. The overall pass percentage was 66.97 percent, slightly lower last year 67.5 percent. The exams were held in March.
In a press conference, Board Chairman A.J. Shah stated that, "Out of the total 8,22,823 candidates 5,51,023 have passed."
He informed that not a single student from as many as 63 schools could pass the board exams, while 366 schools posted cent percent results. Only 17.23 percent of the repeat candidates passed the examinations, whereas often, girls surpassed boys with 72.64 pass percentage as against 62.83 percent of the latter, Shah said.
English-medium schools saw the highest passing percentage at 88.11, followed by 72.66 percent of Hindi medium students and those from Gujarati medium reported the lowest at 64.58 percent.
Surat district in South Gujarat topped with 79.63 percent, while the backward tribal district of Chhota Udepur in the central region posted the lowest 46.38 pass percentage. The detailed results are on the official website at www.gseb.org.