On Thursday, The Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) declared the result of the class 10 exams, which were held by the board in month of March and this time 49.88 percent students did not make it to the higher secondary classes.This time the board had taken strict steps against teaching due which only little above 50 percent of the students were able to pass the exams. Last year, the pass percentage was 47 percent.
Prem Kumar of Govind High School of Lakhisarai district is topper of the class 10 exams, who scored 465 marks out of 500. Bhavya Kumar of Simulitallah School in Jamui district scored 464 marks is the second topper and Harshita, from Simulitallah School, is the third topper.
"Of the Class 10 pass-outs, only 14 per cent got first division, 26.8 per cent second division and 9.3 per cent third division," BSEB chairman Anand Kishore said.
Class 12 result of the BSEB board also recorded low pass percentage this year.
Kishore said that more than 17 lakh students appeared for the class 10 exams out of which only a little over 8 lakh managed to pass the exams.
He further said "for the first time that codes were used on answer-sheets to ensure that no unfair means were employed during evaluation".
Another senior from BSEB said that "the low pass percentage vindicated their efforts to conduct cheating-free examinations this year".
This time closed circuit cameras were installed on the entrances of examination hall and during the exam videography was also conducted by the board. Use of any communication gadgets including the mobile phones were not allowed inside the examination hall.