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Dakshina Kannada outperforms all other districts in Karnataka, with 61.88 percent of students passing PUC examinations.

Dakshina Kannada topped the district-wise pass percentage list with 88.02%, a slight dip from 90.71% in March 2020. The girls once again outperformed the boys, with a pass rate of 68.72 percent compared to 55.22 percent for the pre-university course.

As Karnataka declared the results of the second-year pre-university course on Saturday, girls yet again outperformed boys with a pass percentage of 68.72%, as against the latter’s 55.22%. The total pass percentage was 61.88%, with 48.71% of the arts students, 64.97% of the commerce students and 72.53% of the science students passing the examinations.

Rural areas of the state, with a pass rate of 62.18 percent, edged out urban areas, which had a pass rate of 61.78 percent. In 2020, urban areas outperformed rural areas, with 62.60 percent passing versus 58.99 percent, respectively.

Across government, government-aided, unaided, bifurcated and corporation colleges, a total of 5,99,794 students appeared for the examinations in the arts, commerce and science streams and 4,02,697 of them (67.14%) passed the examinations.

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In mathematics, 14,210 students received a perfect score of 100 out of 100, followed by 4,868 students in computer science and 3,460 students in accounting. Only two pupils received a perfect score in English. A total of 91,106 pupils received honours (85% or more), while 49,301 students received third-class (less than 50%) grades.

Dakshina Kannada topped the district-wise pass percentage list with 88.02%, a slight dip from 90.71% in March 2020. Udupi stood second with 86.38%, a 4% decrease from 90.71% in 2020. Bengaluru South stood fourth (76.24%) and Bengaluru North seventh (72.01%). Chitradurga district scored the lowest pass percentage.

The pre-university course was passed by 52.56 percent of the 683 applicants with locomotor impairment who took the exams, and 63.32 percent of the 409 candidates with vision impairment who took the exams.

The annual examinations were held from April 22 to May 18 at 1,076 centres, amid the controversy over the hijab ban in classrooms. Education Minister BC Nagesh said the government had no data on the number of students who skipped the examinations because of the headscarf ban.

He did say, however, that unsuccessful candidates do not need to wait for reassessment results to apply for supplemental exams, which will begin on August 1.

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