Srinagar: The J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Tuesday announced the annual results of the 10th class exams with around 63 percent of students clearing them.
Of the 69,056 candidates who participated in the exams held in November last year, 39,466 students were declared qualified by BOSE while 25, 542 students failed to secure passing marks. Some 3,998 students were declared qualified but were asked to improve their performance in the following classes.
Of the total participating students, 35,997 students were boys and the remaining 33,059 were girls sitting for the annual exams, with girl students having an overall pass percentage of 62.52 percent while 63.33 percent of boys cleared the exams.
The results have again revealed the poor performance by students enrolled in government-run schools as the pass percentage of these students is less than half of the total number of students that appeared in the exams.
As per the official figures, out of the total 38,944 students studying in government schools, just 18,186 students, or 46.70 percent of total participating students, succeeded in clearing the exams.
As for the 30,312 private school students who took the exams, 25,278 students qualified, which is 83.39 percent of the overall number of participating private school candidates.
As per the official figures, there were just five cases where students resorted to unfair means while writing the exams and some six students were found having “disputed eligibility” to appear in the exams to begin with.
Unlike in the past, BOSE did not declare toppers this year as per a new scheme under which students’ marks are replaced by grades which will be evaluated through a series of curricular and extra-curricular evaluations along with academics.
Around 3,737 qualified students secured grade A1 in the exams while 5,848, 6,541, 7,716, 8,607, 6,308 and 699 students secured B1, B2, C1, C2 and D grades respectively.
BOSE Chairperson Veena Pandita told Kashmir Reader that “it was in record time that BOSE declared results within such a short period”.
“We wanted results to be declared as early as possible and we to a great extent succeeded in doing so. The examinations as well as the results were most transparent and without any controversy,” she said.
She said that the Board this year would not be announcing toppers under the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme, a process of assessment mandated by the Right to Education Act, Government of India, as they don’t want students to be compared with each other but to just have the grades and marks they secured in the exams revealed.
“We didn’t want students to compete and compare themselves on the basis of marks they secured in exams as it at times leads to depression and anxiety among students. By not letting them know the toppers, we want them to focus on their own grades and marks,” she said.