Sugandha Kumari of SN Sinha College (Aurangabad) and Sonali Kumari of Smt Parmeshwari Devi Girl’s Higher Secondary School (Biharsharif) have emerged as the state topper with 94.2%. Sugandha topped in commerce stream while Sonali topped in science by scoring 471 marks out of 500. Madhu Bharti of R Lal College (Khagaria) notched 92.6% (463 out of 500) to claim the first rank in the arts stream. She shared the top position in arts with Kailash Kumar of Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya (Jamui).
State education minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary released the results on Board’s official website-
bsebbihar.com, during an event at BSEB’s head office here on Friday. He was accompanied by principal secretary (education) Sanjay Kumar and Board chairman Anand Kishor.
The overall pass percentage has registered at 78.04 per cent, however, the number of students who cleared the class XII examination has slightly dropped by 2.4% in comparison to last year’s 80.44%. About 13.4 lakh students had appeared for the examinations from February 1 to 13 at 1,473 exam centres across the state, of which 10,45,950 succeeded, the chairman said.
Total 3,61,597 students make it to first division, 5,42,993 passed with second division and 1,41,352 with third division whereas while 2,94,317 flunked in the examination. Total 401 results were pending and 356 were expelled during the exams.
Girls have again outsmarted boys in the overall pass percentage, with 80.57% clearing their class XII exam as compared to 75.71 percent of the boys.
Praising the girls’ performance in inter results, minister Choudhary said the board result has shown a good indication that girls in the state are attending schools and performing better than boys. “The state government has constantly working to promote girls’ education in Bihar.
Recently, we have conducted a special campaign- ‘Praveshotsava’ to bring back to students to schools through mass enrolment,” he said.
“The merit students are from across the state and not from any particular district. Most of the toppers are from Gramin areas (villages), which means that the awareness towards education has improved in rural Bihar,” the minister said and congratulated the meritorious students and encouraged other students to work hard.
He also congratulated the Board chairman Kishor for conducting the fair and transparent exam. Choudhary said, “It is a big achievement for Bihar Board to announce the results in such a short period and ahead of all other state boards and central boards.”
Sanjay also praised the girl students and said the Board conducted a fair and impartial exam for the third consecutive year by maintaining the sanctity of the examination and become the first in the country to release the board results ahead of other states in the country.
Kishor said the Bihar board has set a new record by declaring the results in just 21 days from the date of commencement of evaluation of answer copies. “More than 71 lakh bar-coded copies were evaluated by the teachers from March 5. In a bid to reduce the burden on students amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the board has also increased the number of questions, giving more options to students,” he said.
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