In the Assam High Madrassa Examination-2007, Samina Aktar of TND Girls’ Madrassa HS School, Aditpur, Barpeta, secured the first position with an aggregate of 469 marks. She was followed by Mizbahur Rahman (2nd) of Paschim Mangaldoi High Madrassa with an aggregate of 450, and Saddam Hussain of Haguripara High Madrassa, Goalpara, and Asraful Islam of Santipur High Madrassa, Bongaigaon (both third with 435 marks).
In the HSLC Examination, of the total 2,03,820 candidates, 1,11,956 emerged successful with the pass percentage being 54.93, a marginal increase over last year’s 53.54. Of these, 12,594 secured first division, 24,216 second division and 75,146 third division.
Among the 1,64,730 regular candidates, 92,146 were successful with a pass percentage of 55.94. While 7,948 got first division, 18,428 second division and 65,770 third division.
Male students with a pass percentage of 59.19 outshone female students who had a pass percentage of 50.45.
A total of 66 candidates shared the top 20 positions. While 475 students secured distinction marks, 2,960 got star marks and 13,021 letter marks.
The district-wise break-up of the results put Nalbari on top with a pass percentage of 67.73, followed by Barpeta and Jorhat with 66.36 and 64.21 respectively.
In the High Madrassa Examination, of the 4,342 candidates, 2,658 candidates came out successful with a pass percentage of 61.22. Of these, 68 got first division, 643 second division and 1,947 third division.
In the HSLC Examination, Biman Kalita of Axam Jatiya Vidyalaya secured the highest mark of 94 in English. In Assamese, Ratna Nandi of Lakshmi Union High School, Jorhat got highest 86 marks. In General Mathematics 107 students got 100 marks, while Bhargobjyoti Saikia of St Anthony’s High School, Jorhat got the highest mark of 100 in Advanced Mathematics. Jutika Phukan of Kaziranga High School secured 90 as highest mark in Hindi. Rajiv Bedi of Don Bosco, Guwahati got the highest mark of 97 in Social Science.
The top 20 positions saw the dominance of Guwahati on the decline, as the list of 66 had just 17 candidates from the city – a far cry from the days when it used to grab most of the positions. The merit list had names from urban, sub-urban and mofussil areas, giving the top positions a wider distribution.