The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) declared the class XII (general stream) results on Thursday, 24th May, 2012. The result was put at 68.44%, the worst in past seven years. In 2011, the result was 77.17%, which further slipped by 8.6% this year. In 2004, the result was 63.16%. Of the 4.3 lakh students who appeared for the HSC (general stream) exam, 2.8 lakh students passed it. Interestingly, despite the low percentage of result, 7,327 more students have passed the exam this year as compared to last year.
Surat posted the maximum result where 26,614 students cleared the exam followed by Ahmedabad where 21,000 students cleared it. Junagadh came third where 18,377 students cleared the exam. Maximum students have failed in one subject - 80,000 have failed in one subject this year while 47,000 students failed in one subject last year. This year, 33,000 more students have failed in one subject. This year, the number of schools which posted 100% result too has slipped from 235 last year to 199 this year. This means 36 less schools have posted cent per cent result.
GSHSEB chairman R.R. Varsani said that the supplementary exam for those students who have failed in one subject will be held in July. The mark sheets will be available at the respective schools on May 29. The students can also apply for re-evaluation and re-assessment. These applications will be accepted by the board office till June 11. A number of students had also appeared for the HSC (general) exam from the newly functional Gujarat State Open School. This year, 61,428 students had appeared as external candidates through this open school and 2,515 passed.
Jinit Dharia is in true sense following his parent’s footsteps. His mother was a state ranker in HSC exams and so was he in his SSC exams. Now after scoring 94.4 per cent in his HSC exam, he aspires to become a chartered accountant just like his father. He is also aiming to gain a management degree from one of the Indian Institutes of Management. The Nirman High School student believed in both hard work, as well as, smart work. I was focused and studied regularly so there was no last minute pressure. The credit of my success goes to my parents, says Jitin.
One-hour wonder, While there were many who were burning the midnight oil, he took it easy. Meet Shah spent just one hour studying daily. This Best High school student, who scored 90.13 per cent, says, I was regular at school and tuitions and completed all assignments. This way I was able to finish my course and it was plain sailing throughout. My parents were confident that I will come out with flying colors. Meet says that his mother had taken a 3-month leave from work to support him. He is gearing up for Common Proficiency Test entrance exam for admission in CA.
Defying odds, Facilities do not fetch high percentage, hard work does, says Tejal Zala, who coming from a humble background has conquered the adversities. She secured 87% in HSC exams. My father works in a small transport company and my family of four lives in a one bedroom-and-kitchen house. Due to the constant disturbance in house, studying in the compound at night was the only option. I knew my limitations but I wanted to make my parents proud and most importantly I wanted to prove myself, says Zala. She wants to appear for the UPSC exam and has already started her preparation.
Aspiring CAs, Like every year, many who cleared their HSC general stream exam aspire to be a chartered accountant. There were a few who didn’t even celebrate their results for they wanted to use energies for their CPT exams, which is scheduled on June 17. Helly Shah, a student of CN Vidyalaya who scored 90 per cent says, The result has boosted my confidence about CPT. Another student, Zeel Shah of HB Kapadia School, immediately joined her CA coaching classes after her exams got over. The classes go on for 12 hours at a stretch, but the thought of making my parents proud keeps me going.
Driving to success Nafisa Malek of Navrachna High School, who scored 83.28 per cent, can’t stop smiling. Daughter of an autorickshaw driver, Nafisa has made her parents proud. We are a family of eight and we have been going through tough times. But my father worked to give me the best facilities. He sent me to the best coaching class and was always there to support me. I had to just put some hard work and success followed, says Malek. She now aspires to be a chartered accountant. My father has lot of dreams for me and I want to fulfill them all, she says.
Courtesy: Times of India