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10.30 lakh students wait to know their score

Thursday, 22 May 2014
NT Bureau

Chennai:  A little over than 10.30 lakh students are waiting with bated breath, as results of 10th standard examinations, popularly known as SSLC, will be out tomorrow.

This comes close on the release of Plus Two results, in which students from the State scored exceptionally well. 'The good show is expected to continue in 10th results also,' say sources in school education department. The results of SSLC board exams will be announced by the Director of Government Examinations at DPI complex here tomorrow at 10 am.

A total of 10.38 lakh students from Tamilnadu and Puducherry appeared for the exams from 11,552 schools. The exams were held from 26 March to 9 May. In Chennai, 56,556 students from 588 schools appeared for the board exams in 207 centres.  A total of 7,31,430 students wrote the exams in Tamil this year. Forty-five inmates from Puzhal prison and 74 from Tiruchi Central Prison appeared for the exams. Around 74,647 students took the exams as private candidates.

The initiatives introduced during the class Higher Secondary Examinations such as the 'Top Sheet' with pre-filled details of students and answer booklets with more sheets were extended to the SSLC examinations this year.

Students can log on to the following websites to know their results:;; and

Last year, a total of 10,51,062 students appeared for the exams through schools. The overall pass percentage was 89 per cent. Of them, girls - 92 per cent and boys 86 per cent.

A total of 7,14,522 students secured 60 per cent and above. Also, 29,905 students scored centum in Mathematics, 38,154 students in Science and 19,680 students in Social Science (History and Geography).

College hunt: Meanwhile, students who have passed out in Plus Two are busy finding admissions in colleges. The demand is said to be higher this time for arts and science courses than engineering. In the meantime, the engineering and medical counselling are expected to start soon.

Numbers speak-

Total students: 10.38 lakh Private candidates: 74,647 In Chennai:  56,556


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