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PU BA/BSc pass ratio decreases by 8.5pc in 5 years

LAHORE, Aug 23: The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (BA/BSc) results of Punjab University have deteriorated by 8.5 percent over the past five years, it was learnt.

Also, the number of candidates regular and private has also increased by more than 50,000 in the same duration. In 2003, the number of total candidates appearing in the BA/BSc annual examination was 120,167, which increased to 171,091 in 2007.

The following are statistics of the past five years:

Year 2003: Total pass percentage was 35.20 with 120,167 candidates taking the exam. The number of boys appearing was 40,551 (BA exam) and 8,527 (BSc exam) while the number of girls appearing was 65,434 (BA) and 5,655 (BSc).

The results showed that 5,714 candidates got first division (above 60 percent), 29,403 got second division (above 45 percent) and 2,463 secured third division.

Year 2004: Total pass percentage was 32.33. This is lower than the 35.2 percent of 2003. The number of candidates that took the exam was 122,325, with 41,650 passing. The number of boys appearing was 40,368 (BA exam) and 9,987 (BSc exam) while the number of girls appearing was 70,542 (BA exam) 6,187 (BSc exam).

Year 2005: A total number of 142,785 students, including private students, took the examination and the pass percentage was 35. In the BA exam, the pass percentage for girls (regular) was 53.95 and for boys (regular) was 32.15, while in the BSc exam, 60.05 percent girls and 24.08 percent boys (regular) passed the exam. The overall pass percentage in the BA exam was 49.80 and in BSc was 41.64.The overall pass percentage of regular students was 47.79.

A total number of 8,999 BSc candidates and 1,019 BA candidates got first division (above 60 percent marks).

Year 2006: A total number of 157,968 candidates took the BA/BSc annual examinations, out of which 52,811 (33.43 percent) candidates passed. This result was lower than that of 2005. To top it all, 57 percent of the total number of girls who took the exam passed, while only 29 percent of the boys passed.

Year 2007: The pass ratio of 2007 was of 26.68. A total of 171,091 candidates took the exam out of which 45,268 were declared successful. Daily times
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