Gujarat HSC results out, performance worst in 6 years

The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) declared the results of HSC general stream on Thursday. Of the total of 3,53,543 students who had appeared for the examination, 2,72,373 passed the HSC exam.

Overall the result was 77.04%, which is lower by 8.87% than last year’s HSC results. Also this is the poorest result recorded in the general stream in the last six years.

3,49,393 appeared for HSC commerce stream, 2,68,823 of them were declared Eligible for Qualifying Certificate (EQC). The commerce stream result was 76.94%, a dip by 8.89 percentage points from last year’s.

The success ratio of girls was better than boys as 88.16% of them passed the examination as compared to 79.03% of boys.

To reduce the psychological pressure on the students, the students who scored marks in the range of 91-100 were awarded A1 grade. The board awarded E1 and E2 grades, which means ‘Need more improvement’, instead of marking ‘fail’ in the certificates of the students who did not fare well. In all, 84,151 students were given E1 and E2 grades.

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