Matriculation exam results for 2015 were announced in all states and regions on Saturday, the Ministry of Education said.
High schools in the Nay Pyi Taw council area were packed with matriculation students waiting for the exam results from 4:30 a.m.
The council area saw a 30.59 percent pass rate, with 5,005 students passing, including 1,007 who received distinctions. A total of 16,359 students took the exam in March in the area. Last year, it had a 27.13 percent pass rate with no distinctions.
The national pass rate was 37.60 percent, with 224,847 passing from among 597,946 examinees.
Ayeyawady Region boasted the highest pass rate at 51.78 percent, followed by Mon State and Magway Region at 43.40 percent and 40.86 percent respectively.
Five-time champion Mon State has to hand over its championship to Ayeyawady this year, which held second place last year.
Four vision-impaired students from a school for the blind in Kyimyindaing Township matriculated with distinction, according to the headmistress.
Daw Su Su Mar said six students from her school took the exam, with one of the four winning distinctions in three subjects.
The 100-year-old school houses about 150 students, providing accommodation and food to them free of charge.
Than Oo (Laymyathna) and Aung Thura