Friday, May 27, 2011

Compulsory English brought down Guj HSC result

The Gujarat Higher Secondary Certificate examination results of the General & Commerce Stream declared by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on 26th May, 2011 were the worst in last six years.

This year 77.04% students in general stream were declared successful, which is lower by 8.87 percentage points than last year’s results. The decision to make English compulsory has brought down the pass percentage of class XII general stream.English was made compulsory subject in HSC with the objective to make them prepared for competitive examinations. 66,163 students failed to clear English, which is the highest failure in any one subject.

The Jamkandorna centre in Jamnagar had the highest result of 99.05% and the lowest was 27.02% of Nizar centre in Surat. 235 schools of the state had 100% result. The result of English medium school (87%) was better than those of the Gujarati medium schools (76.58%), which is change in the trend, so far Gujarati medium schools have been doing better.

The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) declared the results of HSC general stream on Thursday. Of the total of 3,53,543 students who had appeared for the examination, 2,72,373 cleared it.

Of all the students, 3,49,393 appeared for HSC commerce stream and 2,68,823 of them were declared Eligible for Qualifying Certificate (EQC). The commerce stream result was 76.94%, a dip by 8.89 percentage points from last year’s.

Girls out numbered boys as the success ratio of girls was better than boys. 88.16% of Girls passed the examination as compared to 79.03% of boys. Interestingly, more boys (1,44,187) had sat for the exam than girls (1,24,636).

From this year Gujarat Board has introduced grades as well as percentile ranks. The idea is to reduce the psychological pressure on the students. The students who scored marks in the range of 91-100 were awarded A1 grade. The board awarded E1 and E2 grades, which means 'Need more improvement', instead of marking 'fail' in the certificates of the students who did not fare well. In all, 84,151 students were given E1 and E2 grades.

There were no A1 grades in six districts - Dangs, Banaskantha, Patan, Porbandar, Narmada, Gandhinagar and Tapi. Adivasi dominated district Dahod produced the top result in the state with 88.10% while Narmada district scored the lowest with 56.42%.

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