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SSLC, HSSLC (Arts) results: Tura, Thadlaskein top lists

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SHILLONG/TURA/JOWAI, May 26: Sherwood School, Tura, and Adventist Higher Secondary School, Thadlaskein in West Jaintia Hills took the top spot in this year’s Senior School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Arts) examinations of the Meghalaya Board of School Education, whose results were declared on Friday.
Samridhya Das of Sherwood School was the first rank holder in the SSLC by securing 572 marks with distinction in English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Science, Health and Physical Education, and History.
Similarly, Larisa Lamin of the Adventist Higher Secondary School topped in HSSLC (Arts) scoring 450 marks with distinctions in English, Political Science, Sociology, Education, and Khasi.
Jyotipriya Bhattacharjee of St. Margaret’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong, secured the second position in the SSLC merit list by securing 570 marks along with letters in English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Science, Health and Physical Education, and Alternative English.
The third spot was shared among Tanushri Acharjee of St. Margaret’s Higher Secondary School, Ritam Deep Chowdhury of Sherwood School, and Salrime M. Sangma of St. Xavier’s Secondary School, Tura. Each of them scored 564 marks with letters in six subjects.
Four more students from Garo Hills featured in the merit list of the SSLC which included Riktean M. Marak from Aeroville Higher Secondary School, Tura, Shelim Islam from Bhaitbari Higher Secondary School, Joyarani Das from Jawaharlal Nehru Higher Secondary School, Phulbari, and Ragib Raonag Abtahee from Janapriya Higher Secondary School, Bholarbitha.
The remaining positions were bagged by students from various schools in the state, including a private candidate.
In HSSLC (Arts), Avelyne Francisca Khriam of St. Edmund’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong took the second position by securing 449 marks with letters in English, Khasi, Education, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics.
Deinamesha Hynniewta of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong secured the third position with 446 marks and distinction in English, Khasi, Informatics Practices, Political Science, Home Science, and Economics.
The total pass percentage in the SSLC examination was 51.93 while the total pass percentage in HSSLC (Arts) result was 80.3.
Out of the 25,437 who appeared in the HSSLC (Arts), 20,425 cleared the examination with a total pass percentage of 80.30, a marginal decline from last year’s 81.17%.
The newest district of Eastern West Khasi Hills took the top slot with an overall pass percentage of 91.64. Of the 730 students who appeared for the examinations, 669 passed. South Garo Hills took the bottom spot with 49.23% of the 717 students who sat for the exams succeeding.
Out of the total of 51,280 students, 26,629 cleared the examination with a total pass percentage of 51.93 this year. Last year’s success rate was 56.96%.
In the regular stream, there were 35,035 students comprising 14,488 males and 20,547 females who sat for the examinations. There were 9,176 non-regular candidates comprising 4,175 males and 5,001 females apart from 1,985 private candidates comprising 1,018 males and 967 females. A total of 5,073 students comprising 2,106 males and 2,967 females sat for compartmental examinations with 11 showing a marked improvement this time.
Of the 12 districts in the state, East Khasi Hills fared the best with 12,797 students appearing for the examinations and 9,453 making the cut for an overall pass percentage of 73.87. At the bottom was South West Garo Hills with 955 of 3,573 students succeeding, setting a pass percentage of 26.73.

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