Girls outperformed boys in the SSLC examinations held in April this year in Karnataka with a pass percentage of 84.58 against 80.03. The overall pass percentage was 82.26.
As many as 7,31,991 candidates appeared for the examination, of which 6,02,147 passed, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwar Bhat Kageri told reporters in Bangalore on Thursday.
Udupi district stood first with a pass percentage of 89.53, followed by Sirsi with 88.31. Hassan took the third spot with 85.92 pass percentage and Bidar was last with 63.32, he said.
Students in Scheduled Tribe category (75.49 per cent) did better than Scheduled Caste students, who recorded a pass percentage of 72.64 per cent, Mr Kageri said.
As many as 77.07 per cent of the candidates from government schools passed, while 85.46 per cent of candidates from unaided private schools passed in the examination, he added.
In all, 132 candidates were debarred for malpractices, Mr Kageri said adding that SSLC supplementary examinations would be held from June 18 this year.
He also advised unsuccessful candidates, who wish to apply for retotaling or photocopies, to enroll in the supplementary exam before the last date of submission without waiting for the result.
A total of 47 schools recorded zero pass percentage and there were no government schools in it, he said.
Mr Kageri also announced distribution of three computers for three students securing the highest marks in each taluka.