The anticipation for students waiting for their breakthrough result has finally ended. The results for this year’s School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations were announced on June 13. A total of 2,08,187 students, including both the regular and exempted examinees, have passed the exam this year, putting the pass percentage as 41.97.
According to the results published on Wednesday late afternoon, 47.16 per cent (1,97,638 out of 4,19,049) examinees under the regular category passed the exams, while only 13.7 per cent (10,549 out of 76,979) of exempted students could make it through. The pass percentage for boys is 51.81 and for girls 42.26.
It has been announced that the students, who have failed in only two subjects, can take the supplementary exams starting August 1.
Maximum grace marks of five were given to the students who could not obtain pass marks in not more than two subjects.
17,760 students have scored distinction marks in what is considered as the iron gate of the school education, including 7,144 girls.
Under the regular category, 77,257 examinees obtained the first division marks while 93,830 passed the exams in the second division and 8,791 in the third division.
The exams were conducted in 1,748 examination centres across the country in March.