Regular candidates did much better than those who appeared privately in the 2012 matric exams. While over 90% of the regular candidates cleared their Secondary School Certificate (SSC) annual examinations, less than half of the private candidates passed.
The results were announced by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education here on Thursday.
A total of 50,869 private and regular candidates appeared in the science exams while 64,676 candidates appeared in humanities.
According to grade-wise distributions for science examinations, 8,964 students got As, 9,068 candidates got Bs while 8,760 got Cs.
A total of 654 students of humanities got As, 2,123 students got Bs and 3,266 candidates got Cs. Overall, science students got better grades.
In the science group, Urooj Mustafa from Jinnah Education System in Taxila topped the exam with 1024 marks. Moiz Rehan from Islamabad Model College for Boys came second with 1022 marks and Sana Shahid from Garrison Academy for Girls in Lahore secured third position with 1020 marks.
In humanities, Urfa Urooj from Wah Islamic School of Excellence came first with 946 marks. Azizul Haq from Institute of Islamic Science, Islamabad, came second with 945 marks, while Muhammad Usman from the same institute came third with 932 marks.
A total of 21 cases of unfair means were reported, out of which 18 cases have already been decided.
The SSC supplementary examinations will commence from September 2.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2012.
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