CHENNAI: It is the same old story, and also an expected one. Girls have yet again outshone boys by recording a higher pass percentage in the Plus Two examinations for which the results were declared here this morning.
The pass percentage has gone up by 2.5 per cent this year. The overall pass percentage among school candidates is 90.6 per cent, compared to last year's 88.1 per cent. This year there has been a significant increase in students securing centum in major subjects. However, there has been a dip in students scoring centum in Biology and Computer Science.
According to the results released by Director of Government Examinations K Devarajan, S Sushanthi of Sri Vidya Mandhir Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Uthangarai (Krishnagiri), emerged as the State topper by scoring 1,193/1,200.
A L Alamelu of Sri Vijaya Vidya Mandhir Girls Higher Secondary School, Dharmapuri, secured second rank with 1,192 marks. Two students shared the third rank with 1,191 marks. They are: D Thulasirajan of Green Park Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Bodhupatty (Namakkal) and S Nitya of Prince Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madipakkam (Chengalpattu district).
Among the Chennai city students, Akansha Ajith of Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mugapair and M Srividya of Sri Ahobila Math Oriental Higher Secondary School, West Mambalm, scored 1,192 marks. They had chosen Sanskrit as their subject of 'language'.
Similarly, Kanaka Parthipan Elakkia of Vidyodaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, T Nagar and R Abinaya of Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Selaiyur, scored 1,191 marks. They had chosen German and French as language subjects respectively.
A total of 8,80,352 students appeared for the examinations of which 8,21,671 did so through schools.
As in the past, girls outshine boys by recording a pass percentage of 93.4 per cent and boys with 87.4 per cent. Last year, it was girls -- 91per cent and boys - 84.7 per cent.
The number of candidates who secured an aggregate of 60 per cent and above was 4,94,100 compared to last year's 4,62,538.
Students can apply for a copy of the valued answer script or re-totalling between 9 and 14 May through their schools. Private candidates can apply through their exam centres. Special supplementary exams will be held in June and students both regular and private can register their names in their respective schools and examination centres between 12 May and 16 May.
Centums This year there has been an increase in students scoring centum in various subjects.
Mathematics - 3,882 (last year 2,352)
Physics - 2,710 (36)
Chemistry - 1,693 (1,499)
Biology - 652 (682)
Botany - 15 (11)
Zoology - 7 (0)
Commerce - 2,587 (1,336)
Accountancy - 2,403 (1,815)
Computer Science - 993 (1,469)
Business Mathematics - 605 (430)