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BSEB Bihar Board 10th result 2020: Himanshu Raj tops exam; slight dip in pass percentage

Bihar Board BSEB 10th result 2020: Out of the 14,94,071 students who appeared for the matric exam, 12,04,030 passed. The pass percentage is 80.59. Here is all you need to know about the Bihar board matric result.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 27, 2020 6:20:56 pm
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BSEB Bihar Board 10th result 2020: The Bihar Board has become the first educational board to have declared both class 10 and 12 results during the coronavirus pandemic. The much-awaited class 10 result was released on May 26 at 12:30 pm. Out of the 14,94,071 students who appeared for the matric exam, 12,04,030 have passed. The pass percentage is 80.59. Last year, as many as 80.73 per cent of matric students had passed the exam. The result is available at and

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This year, Himanshu Raj topped the exam scoring 96.20 per cent. Last year, Sawan Raj Bharti had scored the highest in recent years with 97.2 per cent. Sawan had scored the highest marks by a class 10 BSEB topper and his record stays put this year too. As many as 41 students have been ranked in the top 10 spots as several students have got the same marks. Even for the third rank, there are three students, jointly holding the position with 487 marks.

The pass percentage of girls is lower than that of boys. This in contrast with the usual trend. Even as the number of girls in the exam was higher than that of boys, not only more boys cleared the matric exam but the top three positions are held by males. The third rank is jointly shared by two boys and a girl.

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Of over 14 lakh who appeared, 7,29213 were boys and 7,64858 girl students. While total 12,04,030 students passed. Of these, 6,13,485 were boys and 5,90,545 were girls. The result of four students has been withheld by the board.

Most students to have passed the test have scored second division, at 5,24,217. While 4.04 lakh passed in first and 2.75 lakh passed in the third division. As many as 1,019 have to appear for the compartmental exam. Of these, 550 are girls and 469 are boys.

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How did BSEB become the first board to declare both results?

The Board claims to have conducted the exams were held across 1,368 centres between February 17 to February 24.

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The board had checked as many as 90 lakh answer scripts for class 10 exams and 75 lakh for class 12. Every answer script had an individual photograph of the individual student along with barcode and lithocode to prevent cheating or impersonation. The code also enabled the right and immediate uploading of marks via computer at the time of evaluation. The board had ensured at least 6 computers in each evaluation center, the board chairperson said.

The board also used software to speed up the result process. The evaluation process was put on hold twice due to the ongoing pandemic. The BSEB claims to have conducted the evaluation process amid social distancing norms.

The board had earlier informed that they have used new software that was developed internally to ensure smooth evaluation of the exams. The software had increased the speed of processing the result by 16 per cent as compared to last year. For class 12, Bihar Board claims 73 lakh answer booklets were evaluated and the result was declared within 25 days.

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