Only 357 out of the total 2,603 private candidates managed to pass the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Part-I annual examinations under the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE).
According to the result announced on Monday, 86.24 per cent of private students failed the exam.
The overall pass percentage, however, remained 50.90.
A total of 51,883 regular candidates sat the exam, of them, 27,375 passed with a success ratio of 52.76 per cent.
In the Humanities group, 3,313 students succeeded out of 8,219 regular students. Of the 1,847 private candidates in the group, only 256 passed.
In the Medical group, a total of 12,474 regular candidates appeared
in the exam, out of which 8,481 passed. The only private student in the pre-medical group could not make it.
The total number of regular students in the Engineering group was 14,626. Of them, 9,346 passed. In the Science general group, of 11,643 regular candidates, only 4,637 passed.
In the Commerce group, a total of 4,729 regular candidates appeared, of which 1,516 passed the exam while 101 private candidates were successful out of the total 755.
In Medical Technology, a total of 192 regular candidates sat the exam and 82 passed.
Six unfair means cases were reported during the exam this year.
The result cards of regular candidates are being dispatched to their institutions, while private candidates will get their result cards at their homes.
The result cards of overseas candidates are being dispatched to the head of institutions from where they appeared.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th,2014.