Of the 53,159 that appeared for the class XII exam, 40,119 were declared successful. While the passed students included 21,586 boys, as many as 18,533 girls passed the exam. The results came about 10 days after the class X results were declared by the state board.
The results of the Class X Examinations of the Jammu & Kashmir Board of School Education (J&K BOSE) were finally declared on 12 January. Of the 58293 students who wrote the exam, 30,070 were boys and 28,223 were girls. 84.61 per cent of the boys and 81.45% of the girls who appeared for the exam have passed. In total, 83% have qualified for the next class.“Results for class 12th would be declared within a fortnight.” J&K BOSE Chairman, Zahoor Ahmad Chatt, said in Srinagar.
The J&K made a first this time by introducing the grade system for the examinations, instead of the usual marks system in the examinations. A1 grades were awarded to those securing 90 to 100% marks, A2 grade to those securing 80 – 90% marks and B1 grade to those securing 70-79% marks. Of the successful candidates, 3,413 students secured A1 grades, 7898 students secured A2 grade and 9353 students secured B1 grade.
The Class 10 and Class 12 examinations were held in November last year after being postponed due to an unrest which had forced closure of all educational institutions for many months. Owing to this disruption in regular schooling of the students, the government had also declared mass promotion of the students of all the classes from 1 to XII except for Class X and Class XII. The government had also announced that 50 per cent relaxation would be granted to students appearing in the class 10th and 12th examinations held in the month of November. However, no such relaxation will be provided for those students who choose to write their exams in the month of March.
The unrest, which claimed the lives of 86 people and left thousands injured, was following the killing of top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Burhan Wani, along with two of his associates in an encounter with the security forces on July 7 last year.