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HPBOSE Himachal Pradesh Class 10 result breaks jinx, pass percentage rises first time since 2016

HPBOSE claims to have completed the evaluation process within 17 days by working from May 12 to May 29 across 45 distribution and collection centres for answer booklets. The evaluation process was carried out from home as a one-time measure due to COVID-19.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 10, 2020 10:11:11 am
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HPBOSE Himachal 10th result 2020: The class 10 board exams result has been special for Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (HPBOSE) this year as it was announced despite lockdown. However, it calls for double celebration as it has also finally improved its pass percentage after facing a downward trend since 2016, with a significant rise of 7.32 percentage points as compared to last year.

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As per the data shared by the board, of over 1.04 lakh students who appeared for the exam, 70,571 students – 68.11 per cent – managed to clear the exam. Further, 5,617 students will have to appear for the compartmental exam while the rest have failed. Last year, 60.79 per cent of students had cleared the exam.

“A total of 1,04,323 students appeared for the examination, among whom 70,571 students passed and 5,617 students will have to appear for the compartment exam,” said Dr Suresh Kumar Soni, chairperson of the board. He said 27,197 students failed the examination.

Topper of 2020, 2019 have same marks

The marks obtained by the topper remain the same as last year – 98.71 per cent. Kangra girl Tanu Kumari has topped the exam this year, followed closely by Kshitiz Sharma from Hamirpur with 98.56 per cent. In 2019, Atharv Thakur had topped the HPBOSE class 10th exam with 691 marks (98.71 per cent). In 2018, two students – Sonam and Rahul – jointly secured the first rank with 98.42 per cent marks.

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Among the general category students, the pass percentage was 71.56 per cent, while it is 62.59 per cent and 63.88 per cent for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category students, respectively.

Girls score better than boys

Keeping up last year’s tradition, this year too, girls have topped the Himachal Board class 10 result. The pass percentage of females was better than that of male students as 64.94 per cent boys and 71.5 per cent girls have passed the exam respectively. The top-scoring student is also female. Further, 23 of the 37 students in the top 10 merit list are girls. As many as 37 students have secured top 10 ranks with many students securing the same marks.

School-wise result

The 16-year-old Tanu, the topper, is a student of Ishan Public Senior Secondary School, Har (Samloti). Kshitiz Sharma, a resident of Lambloo village in Hamirpur and student of New Gurukul Public School in Gopal Nagar, ranked second by securing 98.57 per cent marks. The third position was shared by three students who scored 98.43 percent marks – Vansh Gupta from Bilaspur, Shagun Rana from Bhera Banjar in Kangra, and Anisha Sharma from Pantehra in Bilaspur.

District-wise result

District-wise, eight students each from Bilaspur and Kangra made it to the merit list, followed by four students from Mandi, three each from Sirmaur, Shimla, Chamba and Una, two from Hamirpur and one from Solan. No student from Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti made it to the list.

Result in 17 days

The board claims to have completed the evaluation process within 17 days by working from May 12 to May 29 across 45 distribution and collection centres for answer booklets. The evaluation process was carried out from home as a one-time measure to ensure social distancing and safety of evaluators.

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For the exam, the board had set up 2033 exam centres. Despite tight security measures, 87 cases of UMS have been registered from regular and 165 cases from open schools. The result for these students will not be declared, as per the board.

— With inputs from ENS

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