In Bihar, nearly 70 percent of the students who gave exam from the science stream failed, while the fail percentage of the students from Arts stream is 76 percent. These were the results despite government taking strict measure against cheating during the exams.
Only the result of the commerce stream was a bit satisfactory as the pass percentage in the commerce stream was 73.76 percent.
The pass percentage from the science stream was depressing as the pass percentage only stood at 30.11 percent and the average marks scored in the science remain 44.66 percent.
Last year, when there were no rules in place to stop cheating in the Bihar board exams then the pass percentage from the science stream was 67.06 percent and from the Arts stream was 80.87 percent.
Khushbu Kumari of of the Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya from Maoist affected Jamui district topped the science stream with 86.2 percent marks as she scored 431 marks out of 500.
Ganesh Kumar of Samastipur district stood first in commerce stream as he scored 413 out of 500 marks.
"It is a historical result of the Class 12 exams in many ways. The pass percentage may have drastically fallen in Science and Commerce streams this year, but the exam was free from cheating," board chairman Anand Kishore told media here.
He told that it was for the first time that board code was used on the answer sheets which helped in ensuring that no unfair means were used in during the evaluation process.
This year around 12.61 lakh students appeared for the board exams.