Our last week’s blog presented the data of students appearing in SSC-I Exam (2016) of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education and their performance as reported in the FBISE’s Gazette. This blog aims to present the enrolment and performance trends of SSC-II candidates.
Stats of Candidates Appearing in the Exam
93,407 students appeared in the SSC-I exam of 2016. The candidates of SSC-II exams were comparatively lower than SSC-I candidates as 82,894 candidates appeared in the former exam. Out of 82,894 total candidates, 63,711 (76.9%) were regular candidates and 19,183 (23.1%) were ex-private candidates. Ex-private candidates include those whose admission to the Board has not been sent by an educational institution and those who are reappearing in the exam for improving their scores. At SSC-I level the relative percentages of regular and ex-private candidates were 85.7% and 14.3% respectively.
Similar to SSC-I candidates more boys appeared in the Science group while more girls appeared in the Humanities group.
Students from all over the country and also from foreign countries appear in the exams of FBISE. The provincial level details of appearing candidates are tabulated below:
The highest number of candidates were from Punjab while the lowest were from Balochistan.
Performance of the Candidates
Overall pass percentage in SSC-II result was 79.49%. Regular candidates performed much better than the ex-private candidates as 91.16% of the regular candidates passed the exam as compared to 40.71% ex-private candidates.
Comparison of performance of Science and Humanities group candidates show that the Science candidates performed better than the Humanities candidates. Girls performed better than boys in both the categories as well as subjects. The difference between performance of boys and girls was highest in Humanities subjects.
Regional level comparison of pass percentages reveals that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa students performed the best followed by students of Sindh, AJK., Balochistan, Punjab, Overseas, Federal areas and Gilgit-Baltistan.