Updated: August 1, 2021 10:39:43 am
The Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board on Saturday announced that 99.53 per cent of students in Class 10 and 97.88 per cent of students in Class 12 had cleared their examinations compared to 82.31 per cent and 74.63 per cent last year, respectively. No merit list was released due to special circumstances under which students were evaluated.
In June, after the Central government had cancelled Class 12 CBSE exams for this year due to Covid-19, the UP government followed suit. No physical examinations were held this year, and a methodology was worked out by the Board to award marks.
This year, girls again marginally outperformed boys. In Class 10, 99.55 per cent girls cleared the exam compared to 99.52 per cent boys. Total 29.96 lakh Class 10 students, including 16.76 lakh boys and 13.19 lakh girls) were evaluated.
Similarly, 98.40 per cent girls in Class 12 were successful compared to 97.47 per cent boys. Total 26.10 lakh students were examined, of whom 14.74 lakh were boys and 11.35 lakh girls. The passing percentage for Humanities students was 97.92 per cent; 97.88 per cent for Science students; and 97.22 per cent for Commerce students.
Class 12 students have been assessed on the basis their Class 10 marks (50 per cent weightage), and Class 11 score (40 per cent) and pre-board examination (10 per cent).
Class 10 students’ score was calculated by taking into account their marks obtained in Class 9 (50 per cent) and pre-board examination (50 percent).
Students whose scores were unavailable were promoted without being awarding marks, officials said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted, “Congratulations to successful students, their teachers and parents. Your success in the difficult circumstances amid the COVID pandemic is commendable. I will pray to Maa Saraswati for a bright future and intelligence for you.”
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