Prime News, Karnataka, Education, Bengaluru, July 14:-The results of Karnataka second-year PU examinations were announced by Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar on Tuesday morning.
Like other boards, the Second PUC exams were also affected due to COVID-19 pandemic. The only remaining paper (English) which was originally scheduled to be held on March 23 was conducted on June 18.
A total of 3,84,947 students have passed and the passing percentage is 61.80. Pass percentage in Science stream is 76.20, Commerce 65.52 and Arts 41.27.
Among the districts, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada have stood first with 90.71% followed by Kodagu with 81.53%, Uttara Kannada 80.97%; Chikkamagaluru 79.11%; Bengaluru South 77.56%; Bengaluru North 75.54%; Bagalkote 74.59%; Chikkaballapura 73.37%; Shivamogga 72.19%; Hassan 70.18%; Chamarajanagara 69.29%; Bengaluru Rural 69.02%; Haveri 68.01%; Mysuru 67.98%; Kolara 67.42%; Dharwad 67.31%; Bidar 64.61%; Davangere 64.09%; Chikkodi 63.88; Mandya 63.82%; Gadag 63%; Tumakruru 62.26%; Ballari 62.02%; Ramanagara 60.96%; Kopala 60.90%; Belagavi 59.70%; Yadagiri 58.38%; Kalaburagi 58.27%; Chitradurga 56.80%; Raichur 56.22% and Vijayapura at the bottom of the list with 54.22. As always, girls were ahead with 68.73% compared to boys whose pass percentage stands at 54.77.
Last year, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada scored 92.20 and 90.91 per cent respectively and Mysuru had registered 68.22 per cent.
In Commerce stream, Brunda J N of BGS PU College, Mysuru has scored 596 out of 600 and stands second in the state. T C S Arvind Srivatsa from Vidya Mandir Independent PU College, Bengaluru topped the stream with 598 marks.
Brunda scored perfect 100 in Kannada, Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy and Computer Science and 96 in English.
In Science stream, Yashas M S of Gopal Swamy Shishu Vihar PU College, Mysuru scored 594 out of 600. He scored perfect 100 in Sanskrit, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; 97 in English and Biology.
B N Spandana of Marimallapa PU College in Mysuru stood first in the district with 97% in Arts stream. She scored 96 in Kannada, 90 in English, 100 each in History and Economics, 98 each in Geography 98 and in Political Science. She totalled 582 out of 600. Spandana’s aggregated score of 582 is the highest in her college’s 48-year history. She hails from Bilikere in Mysuru district.
Suresh Kumar has said that the students who appeared for all the papers in the First PU Examination but had failed in some subjects will be given general promotion. “Our state is the first in south India to announce the PUC results,” he added. He also informed that the supplementary examination has been cancelled. It was supposed to take place from July 16 to July 27 in the respective colleges.
“In view of the rising COVID-19 cases, we have taken a decision to promote students who would have had to appear for the supplementary examination,” Kumar said.
He added that the students who did not appear for any of the papers during the annual examinations due to health or any other reasons will be asked to appear once the colleges reopen. Those who skipped the examination will not be given any general promotion, Kumar said. (NAV, Inputs: Agencies)