The sources have revealed that around 92.53% of students have passed the examination. This has been a celebrating time for the state because there is a steep hike in pass percentage this year. Last year (2012) about 67.70% students had passed their board examination.
Though, the number of students passing the examination increased unfortunately there was a decrease in number of meritorious. While in 2012, 302 students had scored A1 grade- scoring over 90% of marks but this year only 162 students had scored A1 grade.
Education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama attributed the jackpot result to the semester system which was introduced for the first time in 2011 from class XI (science). The final HSC (science) result declared is the aggregate of the marks scored by the students in four semesters, two of which were subjective and two were objective in nature.
This year, more boys have passed the exam as compared to girls. While the number of boys passing the exam is not markedly higher as compared to girls, they have nevertheless made a statement.
"The semester system which required the students to score an average 132 marks out of 400 marks of the four semesters worked to the advantage of the students. The number of students who have cleared the exams is significantly higher this time", said Chudasama who declared the results.
He said that of the 14 lakh students who had appeared for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), 96,000 students were from the state board. "From Gujarat, 10,787 students have qualified to appear for the prestigious JEE advance exams", the minister said.
Vice chairman of the board HK Patel said that the state board's policy to have 132 aggregate marks out of 400 in all the four semesters helped at least 29,000 more students pass the exams.
Check below tables which explain the detailed percentage level since 2006.
Here is a small comparison of marks scored by boys and girls since 2011.
The result of first semester was 89 per cent while the second semester result was 61.50 per cent wherein 46,000 students had failed to clear the exam. The 8515 students who have not scored the mandatory 132 marks in all the subjects were marked as 'need improvement'.