CUTTACK: As many as 4,89,722 out of 5,86,503 students, who appeared for the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination conducted by Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha, came out successfully registering a record pass percentage of 83.72, which is said to be an all-time high in the history of BSE.
The results of the Matriculation examinations, which were held at 2,884 centres across the State from February 22 to March 4 this year, were announced by School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra and Commissioner-cum-Secretary of the Department Ranjana Chopra at BSE Head Office here on Wednesday.
The overall pass rate increased by 3 per cent over last year’s 80.93 per cent. The pass percentage in regular stream was 85.20 per cent as compared to 82.56 per cent in 2015. In ex-regular stream, 58.22 per cent students cleared the tests compared to 48.5 per cent in 2015.
As many as 4,70,645 out of 5,53,753 students in regular stream cleared the examinations. Similarly, 14,644 out of total 25,255 students in ex-regular stream came out successful in the matric tests.
A total of 1,733 students achieved A1 grade by securing more than 90 per cent marks. While 18,863 students got A2 grade (80 to 89 per cent marks), 53,070 students secured B1 grade (70 to 79 per cent), 92,722 got B2 grade (60 to 69 per cent), 1,19,924 secured C grade (50 to 59 per cent), 1,28,764 got D grade (40 to 49 per cent) and 74,646 students got E grade ( 30 to 39 per cent of marks).
This year too, girls outshone boys. The pass percentage among girls was 85.37 while it was 85.03 among boys. A total of 2,46,240 girls successfully cleared the HSC examinations and for boys, the number was 2,43,482.
Among the 30 districts in the State, Deogarh recorded the highest 95.72 per cent of pass rate. The lowest 70.06 per cent was reported in Sambalpur district.
As many as 1,728 students, who secured A1 grade, are from regular stream and five are from Correspondence Course (Regular). Out of these 1,728 students, 961 are boys the rest 767 girls.
As many as 69 Scheduled Caste (SC) and 18 Scheduled Tribe (ST) students have secured A1 grade. Last Year, 63 SC and 16 ST students had got the top grade. The overall pass percentage of SC and ST students was also impressive at 80.01 and 81.57 respectively. Last year, the pass percentage of SC and ST student was at 75.87 and 79.91 respectively.
The Board also announced the results of Sanskrit Madhyama examination which saw a pass percentage of 88.91, an increase from last year’s pass rate of 84.51. A total of 4,896 students had appeared for the examinations of whom 4,049 passed. However, not a single Madhyama student was able to secure A1 grade, said BSE President Dakshya Prasad Nanda.
“Despite several difficulties and hurdles, BSE was able to declare the HSC results so early for the first time,” Minister Debi Mishra told mediapersons after announcing the results. There has been a remarkable improvement in the performance of students in all the streams this year. As many as 715 High Schools have achieved 100 per cent results, he said.
As many as 21 High Schools produced nil results as compared to 14 last year. As many as 1,517 examinees had been booked for malpractice this year.
Child Labourer Secures A1 Grade
Cuttack: One of six child labourers, who was rescued from a hotel in Salepur on Wednesday, has secured A1 grade in the HSC examination, the results of which were announced on the day. Sanjay Biswal of Jhadeswarpur in Nischintakoili block said acute poverty forced him to work in the hotel. A special district level task force had raided two hotels and rescued six child labourers. Among them, four belong to Cuttack district and two are from Phulbani.