Inter results: Girls clinch top positions
KARACHI, Sept 28, 2007: Girls once again took the lead in the results of the
HSC (Commerce) examinations 2007 announced by the Board of Intermediate
Education (BIEK) on Thursday.
The overall first position was clinched by
Samreen, daughter of Manzoor Hussain, of the Institute of Business Education
PECHS, who secured 947 out of 1,100 marks (86.09 per cent).
position was shared by Sana, daughter of Mohammad Younus Ali Mohammad, of the
Government College of Commerce and Economics, and Marium, daughter of Ghulam
Hayat, of the Institute of Business Eduction. Both secured 938 marks each (85.27
per cent). Sumaira Hayat, also of Institute of Business Education and sister of
Marium, the second position-holder, stood third by obtaining 936 marks (85.09
As many as 22,630 candidates appeared in the examinations and
of them 12,612 were declared successful with a pass percentage of
Among the male candidates, Qaiser Abbas of College of Emerging
Technology stood first followed by Syed Mohammad Mujtaba of Institute of
Business Education. Sohail Abdul Wahid of the IBE stood third among boys and
shared the overall sixth position with Bushra Taj of the Government College of
Commerce and Economics.
According to statistics, the pass percentage
among the female candidates remained 71.71 while the same remained a dismal
47.41 among the males.
A total of 95 candidates secured A-1 grade while
1,238 got A-grade, 2,972 B-grade, 4,682 C-grade, 3400 D-grade and 225 candidates
According to the
results of the HSC (Commerce) private group's examination, Mohammad Ibrahim
Shah, son of Mian Darwaish, obtained 889 out of 1,100 marks stood first in the
order of merit.
Faiza, daughter of Abdul Razzaq, and Seema, daughter of
Abdur Rasheed, secured second and third positions with 859 and 851 marks
respectively. Madiha Yousuf, Samiullah Jan Mohammad and Sabira Bano grabbed the
4th, 5th and 6th positions.
Some 9,144 candidates got registered and
8,701 appeared in the private examinations out of which 3,107 were declared
The pass percentage remained 35.71 while only one candidate
secured A-1 grade. Some 35 candidates got A-grade while 304 got B-grade, 1,220
C-grade, 1,421 D-grade and 123 could get E-grade while three of the candidates
were declared passed.
Speaking at the certificate distribution ceremony, Anwar
Ahmed Zai, chairman of the BIEK, said that commerce faculty had been gaining
popularity among the students at the intermediate level with the passage of
time. He said as many as 32,000 candidates appeared in this year's HSC
(Commerce) annual examination 2007 while the number of candidates had been
29,000 last year.
He said while the number of candidates at the
intermediate level had been on the rise, a decrease had been witnessed in the
number of students of pre-medical and pre-engineering groups.
Mr Zai said
that the overall result remained six per cent less than that had been recorded
the previous year despite addition of two per cent grace marks as ordered by the
Sindh governor (the controlling authority), which showed a decrease in the use
of unfair means during examinations.
He said that the BIEK would opt for
objective format of examinations from the next year and no candidate with less
than 75 per cent attendance would be allowed to take the exams.
Mr Zai said, action would also be taken against those institutions next year the
performance of which remained less than ten per cent. Dawn