Girls outscore boys in plus two exams in TN


Girls once again outperformed boys in the plus two state board exams conducted by the Tamil Nadu government this year.

According to the results, which were announced on Friday, the overall pass percentage for 2017 was 92.1 per cent, 0.7 per cent higher than last year.

Of the 8.93 lakh students, who appeared for the exams through schools, girls outscored boys with a pass percentage of 94.5 per cent against 89.3 per cent scored by boys.

A total of 8,93,262 students appeared for the exam held in March this year of which 8,22,838 cleared it--a pass percentage of 92.1 per cent.

As per the School Education Department announcement, it was decided to scrap the long followed practice of ranking students at the State and district levels in plus two and SSLC exams on the basis of aggregate marks secured by them in a bid to provide relief to students going through high stress levels.

Among the top five districts, Virudhunagar was on the top of the leader board again with the highest pass percentage of 97.85 percent, followed by Ramanathapuram (96.77), Erode (96.69), Tuticorin (96.44) and Namakkal (96.40). Chennai district stood a distant 16th with a pass percentage of 92.99 per cent.

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