The second PU exams in Karnataka recorded an overall pass percentage of 61.80 in 2020, against last year’s 61.73 per cent.
While Udupi district retained its top position again this year, neighbouring Dakshina Kannada district shared the top slot as both achieved a pass percentage of 90.71 in the state board exams conducted by the Department of Pre University Education. Kodagu stood second with 81.53 per cent. The poor performers were Vijayapura with 54.22 per cent, Raichur with 56.22 per cent and Chitradurga with 56.8 per cent.
Of the 6.75 lakh students who appeared for the exams, 5,66,267 freshers and 25,602 (out of 91,025) repeaters have cleared the exam.
Like previous years, girls have outperformed boys, with 68.73 per cent of the girls passing the exam as compared to the boys, who registered a pass percentage of 54.73.
Announcing the result on Tuesday, Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar said that the exams were incident free and the result was encouraging given that the exams were held amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The last paper (English) which was to be held on March 23, was conducted only on June 18.
This year, students of the Science stream recorded a pass percentage of 76.2, the Commerce students recorded 65.52 per cent and Arts (Humanities) students 41.27 per cent.
Last year, the overall pass percentage in Science stream was 66.58, Commerce 66.39 and Arts 50.53.
A total of 20,958 students have scored 100 per cent marks in all subjects. As many as 68,866 students have scored distinction (above 85 per cent).
In all, 88 PU colleges—five government colleges, five aided and 78 unaided PU colleges, have registered zero per cent result.
The results are available on www.karresults.nic.in and the last date to apply for supplementary exam is July 31.