Cuttack, May 7
The result of the Annual High School Certificate (HSC) Examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) was declared by School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra at the BSE office here today.
Of the 5,54,339 students appeared in the examination, 4,27,795 students (76. 23 percent ) got through the examination, the minister said.
Maintaining their supremacy, 2,22,043 girls have been successful in the current year while 2,16,305 boys have got through.
The result reflected around 9 percent decrease in the overall pass percentage this year against 85.28 percent registered in the previous year.
A total of 77.35 percent students in the regular stream have been succeeded in the 2018 HSC examination against 86.37 percent in 2017. The current year’s pass percent of Ex-Regular students is 46.13 against 62.76 percent in 2017.
Current year, as many as 5,76,398 students in all the streams from regular, ex-regular, correspondence regular and correspondent ex-regular had appeared for the matriculation examination held in total 2,818 Examination Centers across the state from February 23 to March 8, of whom 4,38,348 students have passed.
As many as 1,715 students have achieved A1 grade securing more than 90 percent marks. While 15,689 students have obtained A2 grade (80 to 89 percent marks), 39,252 students secured B1 grade (70 to 79 percent marks), 68,009 students got B2 grade (60 to 69 percent marks), 98,947 students got C grade (50 to59 percent of marks), 1,27,243 students obtained D grade (40 to 49 percentage of marks) and 87,279 students got E grade ( 30 to 39 percent of marks). The rest 1,36,717 students have got F grade.
Total 5,54,339 students had appeared for the regular stream of whom 4,27,795 students have been successful. The percentage of pass rate of regular students is 77.35.
Similarly, out of total 18,921 students appeared in the ex-regular stream, as many as 8,704 students have been succeeded at a pass rate of 46.13.
Among the 30 districts, Balasore posted highest 88.15 percent of pass rate. The lowest 59.32 percent of pass rate has been reported in Malkangiri district.
Not a single student from Gajapati district has been able to avail A Grade. Out of 1713 A1 grade regular passed out students, 860 are boys and 853 are girls. A student from Ex-Regular Category and another from Correspondent Course (Regular) have been able to bag A1 grade.
Total 15,689 A2 grade students include 15,675 regular, 7 Ex-Regular and 7 Correspondent Course (Regular) students. Total 39,252 B1 grades include 39,170 Regular, 48 Ex-Regular and 33 Correspondent Course (Regular) and a Correspondent Course (Ex-Regular) students. 68,009 B2 grade include 67636 Regular, 200 Ex-Regular, 167 CC-Regular, and 6 CC-Ex-Regular students.
Similarly, out of 98,947 C grade, 97,746 belong to Regular, 828 from Ex-Regular, 343 from CC-Regular and 30 from CC-Ex regular. Total 1,27,243 D grade include 1,23,763 Regular, 2,896 Ex-Regular, 532 CC-Regular, and 52 from CC-Ex-Regular. Similarly total 87,279 E grades include 82,092 Regular, 4,528 EX-Regular, 590 CC-Regular, and 69 from CC-Ex-Regular students.
As many as 73 students belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) community and 13 from Scheduled Tribe (ST) community have been able to score A1 grade. However, the overall pass percentages of SC and ST students are unimpressive at 70.78 and 70.77 respectively. Last year the pass percentage of SC and ST student were at 81.59 and 83.92 respectively.
The Board also announced the Sanskrit Madhyama Examination result which reflected a pass percentage of 92.47. Total 3,440 students had appeared the Madhyama examination of whom 3,381 have passed.
The BSE has also declared the results of State Open School Certificate Examination-2018 which reflected a pass percentage of 41.93. Out of 13, 387 students appeared in the examination, as many as 5,454 students have passed. However, not a single student has been able to bag either A1 or A2 grade, informed BSE, President Jahan Ara Begum.
She also informed that the HSC supplementary examination will be conducted from June 22 for which form fill up process will begin from May 25 and will be completed by May 31.
According to BSE sources, out of total 5,90,367 students of 13,489 High Schools who had enrolled their names for HSC examination, 5,76,398 students belonging to Regular, Ex-Regular, Correspondence Course Regular and Correspondence Course Ex-Regular had appeared the examination. Total 1332 examinees were booked for malpractice. There has been a rise in the report of NIL (zero) result. As many as 36 High Schools have shown nil result. Last year the nil result schools figure was at 22 only.