But a disappointing trend was the drop in the percentage of students who bagged a ‘first class’
The number of students, who bagged coveted distinctions, in the II PU exams has risen from the previous academic year.
Of the total 4.08 lakh students who cleared the exam this year, 13.39% have bagged distinctions. Last year, only 12.92%, of the total 3.55 lakh students, had bagged a distinction.
On the other hand, the percentage of students who secured a third class has also increased. This year, 14.09% students were marked in this category, compared to 12.98% in 2016-17.
Another disappointing trend was a drop in the percentage of students who bagged a ‘first class’, 52.3% against 53.98% last year. Around 20.2% of the students who cleared the exam this year secured a ‘second class’.
Similarly, the number of centums too has increased this year. Students have bagged 13,989 centums compared to 10,936 last year. Mathematics saw the most number of students (3,384) bagging a full hundred.
Other subjects, where many centums were secured, include Accountancy with 2,917 students acing the subject.
Only one student got a full score in Optional Kannada, and none in English. Hindi paper, however, went against the tide with 45 students scoring a full 100, compared to none last year.
K.R. Manjunath, principal of MES PU College, BTM Layout, said that the number of centums was dependent on the level of difficulty of the question paper set during the particular year.
“For instance last year, the maximum centums were bagged in business studies with 2,457 students securing the highest marks. This year however there are only 1368 centums in this subject,” he added.