Pass percentage highest in seven years
Ranchi, July 8: The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) on Wednesday declared the results of Class 10 with a total of 75.01 per cent passing the board examination. The pass percentage is highest in seven years.
In a function held at the JAC Auditorium the result was declared by Education Minister Jaggarnath Mahto and JAC chairman Arvind Prasad. Speaking on the occasion, the Education Minister said the results were a reflection of the hard work put by the students throughout the year.
Despite the challenges posed due to the coronavirus pandemic, they have tried their best to finish the evaluation at the earliest in the interest of the students. He said, “Although the exams were finished on time by Feb 28 and we had planned to out the results by April, but got late due to the virus. Soon after we got the permission for evaluation from the government, we began the process on May 28 and finished it within a month.” Education minister Jagarnnath Mahto expressed happiness over the pass percentage but said there is still lot of scope for improvement. He said, “The state government is trying to revamp government schools to teach students at par with the private ones.”
Last year the pass percentage was 70.81%. The pass percentage improved by around 5% this year compared to last year.
The pass percentage of boys is 75.88% while the girls’ pass percentage is 74.25.
1,48,051 students have got first division. 1,24,036 students have got 2nd division, and 16,841 students have got 3rd division.
Students who score 60% marks or above secure first division, those who score between 45 and 60% secure second division, while students who score between 33 and 45% secure third division.
Last month, the board said that the evaluation process of the class 12 exam will be over by the first week of July and the result will be declared after that. The evaluation process for class 10 was completed in mid-June. The council had decided to declare the matric results by the month of May but the results were delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The evaluation of papers began from May 28 and ended on June 25. Around 3.8 lakh students had appeared in the class 10 exam this year which was held between February 11 and 28. Students who score a minimum of 33% in all papers will be declared pass. Those who fail in one or more subjects can appear for supplementary exam to improve their