Thiruvananthapuram: The Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination in Kerala has produced a record pass percentage of 94.17 per cent this year, an increase of half a percentage from last year. The results were formally announced by state education minister P.K. Abdu Rubb today.
Kottayam district topped the state in pass percentage with 97.74 per cent while Palakkad came last with 87.99 per cent. As many as 10,073 students scored an A plus in the examination. Kozhikode district had the credit of having the most students with an A plus.
Those who wrote the examination in the Gulf countries also had a high success rate, with a 99.8 pass percentage.
Across the state, 861 schools scored a cent per cent pass, of which 274 were government schools. The SSLC exams were held from March 11 to 23, and the education department scored a record by announcing the result in the shortest time ever. About 12,500 teachers had participated in the answer paper evaluation, at 54 centralised valuation centres.