Mixed bag for Garo Hills in board exam results

11 toppers from the region but overall performance remains poor

Shillong, May 24: There are 11 toppers from Garo Hills in the SSLC and HSSLC examinations the results of which were declared on Friday morning. While SSLC saw nine toppers from the region, including the first rank holder, HSSLC had two. However, the overall performance in the region remained poor.

The first rank holder Anuj Chetry is from Sherwood School in Tura. Other rank holders in SSLC are Aime Azora G Momin from St Xavier’s Higher Secondary School, Tura, Wanma Sangma of St Thomas Higher Secondary School, Mendipathar, Ayumi M Momin and Arunav Kumar Paul of Sherwood School, Tura, Obadiah Namaan B Sangma and Eve Amareen A Sangma of Aeroville Higher Secondary School, Tura, Dechro M Marak of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Tura, and Lillian Christiano B Marak of Christian Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Tura.


In HSSLC, the second and third rank holders are from Garo Hills — Tanisha Das and Salseng Marak, respectively, of Don Bosco College, Tura.

Several schools in Garo Hills also saw 100 per cent pass rate. However, the overall performance remained low compared to Khasi and Jaintia Hills. The percentage of passes (that is calculated from among the students who appeared for the examination in each district) is the lowest in North Garo Hills at 23.88, followed by South West Garo Hills (28.41), South Garo Hills (35.26), East Garo Hills (39.95) and West Garo Hills (42.66).

The percentage of total passed (that is calculated from among the students who passed the examinations in the state) is the lowest in South Garo Hills at 3.17, followed by South West Garo Hills (3.44), North Garo Hills (3.64), East Garo Hills (3.90), and West Garo Hills (14.98).

West Jaintia Hills has the highest percentage of passes in SSLC at 78.34, followed by East Khasi Hills at 77.09 and Eastern West Khasi Hills at 72.65.

The overall performance of the Garo Hills region in HSSLC is also poorer than other regions in the state. South Garo Hills recorded the lowest percentage of passes at 56.30, followed by West Garo Hills (65.60), East Garo Hills (67.30), North Garo Hills (68.44) and South West Garo Hills (71.47).

Eastern West Khasi Hills has put up a good show with the highest percentage of passes in HSSLC at 92.32, more than East Khasi Hills, which has a percentage of 89.96.

Five-year track record

The overall pass percentage in SSLC has increased from 51.93 in 2023 to 55.80 in 2024. This year’s performance is the second-best in the past five years. It was the highest in 2022 at 56.96.

In HSSLC, the overall pass percentage declined from 80.30 to 79.76 this year. The highest percentage in the past five years was in 2022 at 81.17.

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