Mizoram set a new record on Thursday in the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examination by registering 80.49 pass percentage in all the streams, which is the highest ever since the first HSSLC examination conducted by the Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) in 1997.
According to the plus two results declared in the arts, science, commerce and vocational streams, girl students topped the examination by securing a record 81.12 per cent, while boys lagged behind by 1.29 per cent at 79.83 per cent.
This time, the pass percentage registered an increase of five per cent over last year.
The exams were conducted in February and March. Of the 12,109 candidates on roll, 11,802 appeared and 9,500 students have successfully cleared the examination. About 2,096 students failed and 206 got compartmental chance, while 307 candidates were absent. Of the 528 candidates on roll for the old course, 175 successfully cleared the examination, while 297 failed, registering 37.08 per cent.
Girls outnumbered boys as there were 4,912 girls against 4,588 boys.