The Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) has announced the result of class 10 or matric examination today at 1 pm at biharboard.ac.in and indiaresults.com. While all the state boards have already announced the result, the Bihar Board 10th result got delayed due to the topper’s controversy that surfaced this year again. While last year the result was out on May 30 but in 2017, the BSEB has taken special measures to avoid any controversy.
This year’s Bihar Board class 10 exam is topped by Prem Kumar of Lakhisarai Government school. He scored 465 marks (93 per cent). The second and third toppers are from the same school – Simultala school. Bhavya Kumari has scored from 92.8 per cent while Harshita Kumari has registered 92 per cent.
As many as 13.91 per cent students have scored the first division, 26.88 candidates have registered second division 9.32 per cent. This year’s overall pass percentage is 50.12 per cent. The Bihar Board has announced that this year, 17, 23, 911 students have sat for the examination out of which 8,63, 250 students passed. Anil Kumar Rai, Shubham Kumar Pandey and Shivam Kumar have shared the the fourth position by scoring 460 marks each.
BSEB Chairperson Anand Kishore said that the overall result has increased due to the grace marks. Last year pass percent was 46.6 had passed. This year, it has seen an increase of 3 percent. Among the top 10, there are six from Simultala High School.
The Board will open the application process for the scrutiny. Students will have to submit a fee of Rs 120 and apply for the same at the official website of the Board. The Board will also release the compartment exam dates.
This year, the Bihar Board had introduced four different sets of questions for both Matric and Intermediate board examinations this year. While it was expected that the Bihar Board will introduce digital marking system, however, they have resisted to implement it as it costs Rs 40 per copy. As per the local media, “The system will be introduced next year. For this, we will increase the rate of exam form of Class 10 and 12,” said an official.
The results can be accessed through SMS by sending BIHAR10 <space> ROLL NUMBER and ROLL CODE to 56263. To view scores online, the candidates have to enter the official websites – mentioned above. Logon to the website and then click on ‘Bihar Board matric result 2017’. Enter the required details like roll number, mobile, email address etc and view your marks.
About 64 per cent students of class 12 were unhappy with their result due to which there were massive protests across the state. A majority of them applied for result verification too. Amid high security, the exams were conducted from March 1 to March 8 this year 2017 across different centres in the state.
The class 10 exam was held from February 21 to February 28 and class 12 examination was from February 7 to February 19, 2018. To ensure no malpractice takes place, the BSEB officials have been extra vigilant and deputed flying squads to keep a check on students.
This year too, Bihar Board topper had hit the headlines as police arrested this year’s Class 12 arts topper for allegedly forging his date of birth. The accused Ganesh Kumar turned out to be a 41-year-old, and not the 24-year-old he claimed to be. Kumar secured 65 out of 70 marks in the practical examinations of music and 18 out of 30 in the theory. He secured 92 marks out of 100 in Hindi.
The boys have outperformed girls by registering a pass percentage of 40 per cent while girls are at 40 per cent. Despite granting grace marks, nearly 50 per cent of the candidates have failed to pass class 10 exams this year.
Topper Prem Kumar wish to make it big and wants to become an engineer and then taking the civil services examination. His father Ram Kumar, who studied till Class 12, said his son had been “extraordinary” since childhood and had been getting scholarships.
Simultala Awasiya School, Jamui, a project school of the state government, continued its dominance among the 10 toppers, with five of its students on the list. The topmost position went to a student of Govind High School, Mane, Lakhisarai. The board had delayed the Class X result by a fortnight to ensure verification of all toppers.
Teacher Ravindra Kumar said that Prem always won elocution and writing competitions at the inter-district level. Another teacher, Ratna Kumari, said Prem would not waste time even during the tiffin breaks. “We all knew he would do well but he has done us proud by becoming the state topper,” said Kumari.
The compartmental exams of class 12 will be conducted between July 3 and 13. Keeping in mind the late result declaration, the compartment exam is likely to be held in the last week of July or beginning of August.
The Bihar Board’s has given grace marks so that the overall passing percentage may improve by 10-20 per cent. It is likely that if a student has failed in one subject will be given 8 marks as grace and a student failing in two subjects will be given 4 grace marks. The Board has conducted the press conference today and they have announced that the overall pass percentage is 50.12 per cent.
Anand Kishore, the Chairman of BSEB, said that keeping in mind the last year’s incidents, this time the Bihar board has conducted physical verification of the topper to avoid any frauds. “This year, the BSEB conducted physical verification of the top 10 students. They were already notified about this. The answer sheet of the toppers was twice evaluated by a team of experts and after all these procedures, the list of toppers has been released,” Kishore said.
The Bihar Board topper scam was highlighted last year when a news channel went to meet the arts topper Ruby Rai. In her interview, she pronounced political science as ‘prodigal science’ and said the subject is related to cooking. Last year, a scam in the Bihar Board was revealed after topper Ruby Rai, who secured 444, marks out of 500 in the Arts stream, was not even able to answer some of the basic questions related to her subjects in which she passed in.