The Bihar School examination Board deferred the declaration of results of its intermediate arts (IA) stream for the fourth time on Wednesday.
The results, which were expected on May 25, have been postponed to a later, unannounced date. Repeated calls to BSEB officials, including the board’s chairman and secretary went unanswered.
The BSEB had first announced that it would declare the IA results on May 18. However, while declaring the results of intermediate commerce stream on May 17, the BSEB chairman had announced that the board would declare the IA results on May 21. Later, the date was pushed back for the third time to May 25. Now, the dates have been postponed again, without any explanation.
Last year, the board released IA results on May 30 and the matriculation results almost three weeks later on June 20.
Meanwhile, the constant postponement of the results has not gone down well with several students and their parents, who accused the BSEB of “trying to jeopardise students’ future.”
“Application process to higher education institutes has begun or would start any day. Patna University has already started the process of admission. The national boards have already declared all Class 12 results. What is taking BSEB this long?” wondered Rajesh Kumar, a parent, whose daughter had appeared in the BSEB arts stream examinations.
The delay in declaring the results can be attributed to the high number of students appearing in the examination. Around 5.5 lakh students had appeared in the IA examinations.
The date of declaring matriculation (Class 10) results have also been postponed a few times. The initial date of declaring the results was May 23, which was later postponed to May 25. A few days back, May 28 was announced as the date of declaring the results.
Close to 15 lakh students from the state had appeared in the BSEB Class 10 examination. The number is higher than students who appeared in examination of national boards such as Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, from the country.