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K’taka: 2,239 students get perfect score in II PU exams

July 21, 2021

A whopping 2,239 students have scored a perfect 600/600 in the II PU exams in Karnataka, the results of which were announced on Tuesday. 

The director of pre-university education, Snehal R and minister for primary and secondary education announced the results for the second PU exams in Bengaluru. Results were declared for 6.66 lakh students. The high number of perfect scorers could be attributed to the assessment formula devised after exams were canceled due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

The composite scores were arrived at by calculating 45 % scores from I PU and 45 % from the student’s class 10 marks. The remaining 10% was based on internal assessments by colleges.

The districts that have the highest number of students who have secured a perfect score are from Dakshina Kannada (445), Bengaluru South (302), Bengaluru North (260), Udupi (149) and Hassan (104). Surprisingly, 18 students from the arts stream also secured 600 on 600. 292 commerce students and 1929 students also secured the highest score.

This year, the government had also announced that no students would be failed. Of the total of 6.66 lakh students (freshers and repeaters), as many as 95,628 passed with a distinction while 355,078 secured a first-class, 147,055 secured second class, and 68,729 were declared as pass class. 76,344 students were registered as repeaters for exams and 47 of them secured a distinction.

Among the 1,478 students with special needs who registered, 84 students secured a distinction while 603 scored first-class marks.

Supplementary exams

Minister for primary and secondary education S Suresh Kumar said that should students be dissatisfied by the scores that have been calculated, they can appear for II PUC exams from August 19. However, if a student opts to write exams, the scores secured in the written exam will be considered final.  

Students had urged the department to consider introducing an objective type paper on the lines of class X SSLC for the written exam. However the minister said that the format of exams will remain the same as that of the previous year and students will get a detailed subjective type question paper. 

This year over 17,000 students have registered as private candidates. These students will write the exam in person in August. 

Also Read: Karnataka: 99.67% students write SSLC exam on Day 1; fire at Haveri exam centre

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