Singaporean students account for more than 60 per cent of perfect IB scores

The intellectual calibre of Singaporean students has been proved once again with strong performance in the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma examinations conducted in November 2016.

Students of Singapore have once again proved their intellectual excellence as they have come with flying colours in IB diploma examination. Photo courtesy: Study abroad

According to the IB foundation, 1,849 Singaporean students participated in the examinations with 57 scoring the maximum possible 45 points. There were only 94 perfect scores in the global examinations. There was a 97.32 passing rate for Singaporeans, compared to a global passing rate of 70 per cent.

Singaporean students have consistently performed well in the IB diploma examinations as seen in previous years. In the November 2015 examinations, 97.7 per cent of students passed and the 48 perfect scores from Singapore accounted for about 59 per cent of those who achieved the maximum marks.

1,849 Singaporean students participated in the IB diploma examinations with 57 scoring the maximum possible 45 points. Photo courtesy:

The average total score in Singapore was 38.27, higher than the global average of 29.21 and the Asia Pacific average of 34.82. 14,071 students worldwide took the November exams, up 15 per cent from the previous year. For the whole of 2016, 161,344 students received their IB diplomas, 6 per cent more than 2015.

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate is a non-profit foundation, with more than 1.3 million IB students attending about 4,580 schools in 150 countries and territories. Around 508 schools in Asia Pacific offer the Diploma Programme.

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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