On June 23, 2017, 63000 class 12 students are expected to take re-appear examination conducted by Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). These many candidates have failed in a particular subject and have been placed in compartment.
The re-appear exams are being conducted early this year, keeping in mind multitude of factors like admission in next class, courses, or applying for a job. Moreover the result of the same will also be declared within 10 days because centres have been formed at sub divisional levels. The instructions have been issued by PSEB to ensure implementation of this decision. Earlier, PSEB used to conduct re-appear exam only for science stream students but now it would be conducted for all the streams of class 12.
The Class 12 Board Exam results were declared on May 14, 2017 by PSEB on their official website. Close to 3 lakh students were enrolled to appear for 12th class exams in the state under regular batch including Science, commerce and Arts stream too. Some 30-35 thousand candidates also appear for class 12 open schooling exams held by PSEB. The result saw a dip of 14 per cent in the overall pass percentage as compared to last year. Against 76.77 per cent in 2016, the overall pass percentage this year stood at 62.36, the lowest in the last three years. The girls again outshone boys with a pass percentage of 72.59. For boys, it was 54.42.
A total of 3,14,817 students appeared in the examination, including regular and open school category, of which 1,96,321 managed to pass. The pass percentage of students studying in urban areas was 63.67 per cent while it was 61.19 in rural areas. In the merit list of 350 students released, Ludhiana was on top with 139 students. Faridkot fared the worst, with no student from the district figuring in the list.