Bathinda – Generally referred to as the natives of ‘backward’ region of the state, students of Malwa on Monday made all acknowledge their talent. Apart from the overall top three ranks bagged by the students of the region, they also made Malwa stand tall in the district wise overall pass percentage result of the Class XII of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). The top six slots in this category are held by the districts falling in Malwa region.Interestingly, against the overall pass percentage of 65.97, Muktsar, Mansa, Ludhiana, Bathinda, Sangrur and Fatehgarh Sahib districts recorded the total pass percentage of above 75mark. Meanwhile, Amritsar, Pathankot, Gurdaspur and Tarn Taran districts of Majha region of the state stood poor in the tally of 22 districts for hardly ay of them crossing 50 percent mark. Tarn Taran showed the poorest result with just 31.6 percent students clearing the overall examination.
Meanwhile, the overall result also shows a startling factor that the meritorious schools, which enroll the students having achieved 80 per cent or above marks, have even failed to achieve the 100 per cent pass percentage. Among the 3,151 students from the meritorious schools 120 students failed to clear the Class XII.
On the other hand, if one compares the government schools with the affiliated and Adarsh schools and associated schools, its students did slightly better than the others. The statistics show that 67.98 percent of the students belonging to government schools have passed the examination, whereas the affiliated and Adarsh schools and associated schools recorded 65.9 and 62.79 overall pass percentage.Further, it showed that the majority of the students in the state have interest in humanities group but the overall pass percentage of students belonging to Commerce group (84.95) is far above than the Humanities (65.11) and Science (58.79) groups.
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