The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will award 8 grace marks to matriculation students who wrote the Board exams this year. The Board has released the results of class 10 today on biharboard.ac.in and indiaresults.com.
13.91 per cent of the total students have passed with first division, 26.88 per cent with second division and 9.32 per cent with third division. Prem Kumar of Lakhi Sarai govt school has topped with 93 per cent marks. He has secured 465 marks out of 500. Bhavya Kumari and Harshita Kumari from Simultala residential school have secured the second and the third position with 92.8 per cent (Total marks 464) and 92 per cent respectively.
BSEB chairman Anand Kishore said that in due to previous toppers cases, this time the Bihar board has conducted physical verification of the topper to avoid any frauds.
The Board had sent a proposal to the state government requesting permission to award 8 grace marks, according to a report by Prabhat Khabar. This decision will help boost the poor pass percentage of the matric results this year. The Board had sent the proposal to education department principal secretary RK Mahajan on June 14, for which the government has given consent.
Moreover, the Bihar Board has this week called all the top 20 toppers for verification at their office. Their answer sheets were reevaluated and their oral tests were taken by the officials to ensure that no one has this time used any unfair means to score high.
Last year, the result was announced on time. The pass percentage had fell down. This time too it is expected that the percentage will be dipped. A total 15.47 lakh students appeared for the class 10 exams out of which 8.21 lakh students failed.
BSEB had announced the intermediate class 12 board results on May 30 this year for which 13.5 lakh students had appeared and about 64 per cent of the candidates failed. The topper of the class 12 board exam from the Arts stream, Ganesh Kumar was also caught in the light of controversy for lying about his age.
The results can be accessed through SMS by sending BIHAR10 <space> ROLL NUMBER and ROLL CODE to 56263.
Last year, the result was declared on May 29.