The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) declared the class 10 High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination results on June 6.
Overall 64.80 per cent out of 3,48,737 candidates passed the examinations. This was the best pass percentage since 2013 in Assam when 70.71 per cent students cleared the examination.
The pass percentage of male students outnumbered the female students this year. The pass percentage was 66.93 among male candidates while it was 62.91 among female candidates.
Among the districts, students from Nalbari did the best as 78.73 per cent of the students cleared the examination.
Dhritiraj Bastav Kalita from Padum Pukhuri High School in Darrang district topped the examination with 595 marks. The second position was secured by Alangkrita Gautam Baruah of Salt Brook School, Dibrugarh with 594 marks.
Three students shared the third position. Debisma Priya Borah from Gyanjyoti Academy, Narayanpur; Jyotisman Deva Sarma from Sankardev Sishu Bidya Niketan in Nalbari and Chaki G Bulton from St Mary’s HS School in Guwahati secured the third position with 591 marks.
Out of the total applicants, SEBA informed that 161 candidates were expelled as they were found to indulge in unfair practices.
The results for Assam High Madrassa Examination were also declared by the SEBA on June 6.