The Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) declared the results of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) Examination 2012 on Tuesday, which saw a 60.50 pass percentage in all the streams, a slight decline from last year's pass percentage of 60.63. In the arts, science, commerce and vocational streams, 11276 students appeared, of which 6822 passed, 65 in distinction, 992 in first, 2036 in second and 3729 in third divisions. As many as 591 candidates got compartmental chance.
In arts stream, 7937 students appeared and 4712 were declared successful, with a pass percentage of 59.37 percent, compared to last year's 58.95 percent.
R Lalrinmawii, of Government Chaltlanh HSS, Aizawl stood first with 426 marks out of 500, and Lalfakzuali, of Home Missions School, Aizawl, and Lalramdini, of Synod HSS, ranked second by scoring 400 marks each. Lotera Lalrinpuii, who scored 395 marks, stood at third position.
Female pass percentage in arts stream is 60.98 against boys pass percentage of 57.61. In science stream, 2230 students appeared of which 1326 were declared passed, a making a pass percentage of 49.46, against last year's 62.41 percent. Sujata Sharma, Vishwanidh Singh and Sajid Mashroor, all from St Paul's HSS, Aizawl, ranked first, second and third positions by scoring 444, 441 and 430 marks respectively.
Female pass percentage in science stream is 57.11 against boys pass percentage of 61.34. In commerce stream, 628 students appeared and 382 students were declared successful registering 60.83 pass percentage, a decline from last year's 67.95 pass percentage. Janet C Rosemawii, of Oikos HSS, Aizawl (407 marks); Akshay Kumar, of St Paul's HSS (406 marks) and Mimi Lalzarpuii, of Oikos HSS (394 marks), occupied first, second and third positions respectively.
Girls secured 65.09 pass percentage in commerce, against boys' pass percentage of 57.51. In vocational subjects, a total of 481 students appeared of which 402 passed, making a pass percentage of a whooping 83.58 percent, a significant increase from last year's 66.59 percent.
Vocational subjects include computer technique, computer software application, commercial garment design & making, horticulture, medical laboratory technician, automobile engineering technology, sericulture and office secretaryship.
In the management-wise performance, deficit schools are on the top securing 82.60 pass percentage in arts, 90.82 pass percentage in science and 88.89 pass percentage in commerce. Private schools performed better than government-sponsored schools in arts and commerce with 79.49 pass percentage and 78 pass percentage, compared to government schools' 72.11 pass percentage and 62 pass percentage respectively.
However, government schools did better in science stream with 72.22 pass percentage against private schools' 71.43 pass percentage. As many as 20 schools, with no government school among them, witnessed cent percent pass. The cent per cent pass schools included the newly established Lal Thanhawla HSS at Serchhip. There are four government schools among 17 schools which recorded less than 40 percent pass percentage.