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80.9 per cent pass in VHS examination

Staff Reporter

Government schools steal the show

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Out of the 27,020 candidates who appeared under the Revised Regular Scheme of Vocational Higher Secondary examination held in March 2005, 21, 859 have cleared Part I and II, 2,478 of them with distinction and 12,448 with a first class. The number of candidates who have passed with a second class is 6,313. The percentage of pass is 80.9.

The number of candidates who cleared Group III alone is 17,228; 15,761 candidates are eligible for higher studies. A pass in Parts I and II makes the candidate eligible for public service and a pass in Part Is, II and III qualifies them for higher studies as well.

Students from Government Vocational Higher Secondary Schools (GVHSS) have fared better than those from private schools this time. Most of the top ranks have also been secured by candidates from such schools. Among the 92 schools that registered hundred per cent win, the majority are Government schools.

The results were announced here today by the Minister for Education, E.T. Mohammed Basheer, in the presence of Sajan Peter, Secretary to Government, Department of General Education and Sajith Vijayaraghavan, Director, Vocational Higher Secondary Education.

Jithin Sivan, SNDP VHSS, Adimali, has secured first rank in the first group, scoring 543 out of 600 marks. The second rank has gone to P.S. Sumi, GVHSS, Thrikkakara, who secured 535 marks. There are two claimants for the third rank in this group — Anand Krishnan M., of GVHSS, Vattiyoorkavu and Anish P., of VHSS, Vellimon; both scored 531 marks.

In the second group, Sojan K. Paul, GVHSS, Nanthikara, tops the list, with 564 marks. The winner of the second rank is Soumya S.L., GVHSS (B), Attingal, who secured 558 marks and that of the third rank, Sajeena A., GVHSS, Poovar (550 marks)

Tamil VHSS, Chala, Thiruvananthapuram, has bagged all the three top ranks in the third group. Rakesh K.R., who secured 525 marks, has come first, Harish Kumar R., with 515 marks is second and Manu Jayakumar, who scored 509 marks, has got the third rank.

Shaji C.S., GM VHSS, Thiruvalathoor, with 526 marks has come first in the fourth group. Sumith V., KM VHSS Kodakkad, has come second with 522 marks and Sankar M., Tamil VHSS, Chala, who secured 520 marks, has bagged the third rank.

Among the private candidates, out of 4,309 who took the examination, 2,617 have cleared Parts I and II. In Part III, 2,436 out of 7,193 candidates have secured a pass.

Mark lists will be issued from May 23. Applications for revaluation of answer sheets and scrutiny of marks should be submitted before May 31.

For the benefit of candidates who have failed in just one subject and those who could not appear for any one subject, the `Save A Year,' (SAY) examination will be conducted on June 16, for which applications are to be submitted before May 31.

Candidates in the regular scheme, who have obtained pass marks in all the subjects, will be given an opportunity to improve their performance in any one subject. The improvement examination is also to be conducted along with the SAY examination.

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