Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has now said it will declare the results of the arts stream of the intermediate (IA) or Class 12 and matriculation or Class 10 examinations on Wednesday.
“The results of IA would be released on May 25 at 2pm. As for matriculation, their results would be declared on May 28,” BSEB chairperson Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh said.
On May 17, board officials said the IA and Class 10 results would be announced on May 21 and May 25 respectively.
Last year, the board released IA results on May 30 and the matriculation results almost three weeks later on June 20.
The high number of students could be a reason why the BSEB deferred the date to declare the IA and matriculation exam results a couple of times in past weeks. Around 5.5 lakh students appeared in the IA examination and close to 15 lakh students took the matriculation papers.
The number of students who took the matriculation examination of the BSEB this year was much higher than those who appeared for the national boards such as the Central Board of Secondary Education and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.
The BSEB, for the first time, released the results of the science stream of intermediate (ISc) on May 10, well ahead than its usual date of May 20.
The pass percentage in IA last year was higher than previous years at 86.47. The number of students who scored first division in the examination was 30.06%.
In matriculation, 75.17% students passed last year, while 21.45% got the first division.