The overall pass percentage of the High Secondary (HS) final examination conducted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has gone down compared to previous years.
In the Arts stream, the decrease in pass percentage was more than 15 percent this year compared to 2021, while in Commerce it fell by about 12 percent and in Science, the dip was around 8 percent.
Of the 1,56,107 students who appeared in the HS (Arts) examination, 1,30,324 students, or 83.48 percent passed. Of them, 29,487 secured first division, 52,994-second division, and 47,893 secured third division.
The pass percentage of HS (Arts) was 98.93 in 2021, 78.28 percent in 2020, 75.14 percent in 2019, and 74.68 in 2018.
While Dhemaji district showed good performance with 94.67 pass percentage, Cachar district showed the lowest with 64.09 percent.
Of the 15,199 students who appeared for the exam in the Commerce stream, 13,264 students, or 87.27 percent got through. Of them, 5018 secured first division, 5,186 got second division, and 3,060 secured the third position. The pass percentage of the Commerce stream was 99.57 percent in 2021, 88.18 in 2020, and 87.59 in 2019.
In the Science stream, 30,915 students out of 33,534, who appeared for the exams, passed. The pass percentage is 92.19. Of them, 20,171 obtained first division, 20,171 second division, and 9,833 students secured third division. The pass percentage of the Science stream was 99.06 in 2021, 88.06 in 2020, and 86.50 in 2019.
Due to the pandemic, in 2021, the results were announced based on the past academic career of students.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Congratulations to all students who passed the HS exams, results of which were declared today. May you all continue excelling in your academic pursuits. However, those who couldn’t perform well shouldn’t lose heart but keep trying. I’m sure you too will be crowned with success.”
“Received the results of the Assam Higher Secondary (HS) final examinations from the chairman of AHSEC, Rukma Gohain Barua. A heartfelt thank you to the staff of AHSEC for the timely release of the results. These are good results,” education minister Ranoj Pegu tweeted.