Girls outshined boys in Odisha’s annual High School Certificate Examination (HSC), as the state’s Board of Secondary Education (BSE) announced the results on Wednesday.
Announcing the results, school and mass education minister Debi Prasad Mishra said 85.20% regular students passed the Class 10 exam in the state, with Balasore district having the highest pass percentage of 92.90%.
“A total of 5,86,503 students had appeared in the exam while 4,89,722 of them cleared it – 2,46,240 girls as compared to 2,43,482 boys,” Mishra said.
All students in 715 schools passed the exam while no student was successful in 21 schools.
At least 1733 students achieved the highest A1 grade (90-100% mark), while 18,863 students got A2 grade (80-90% mark), 53,070 B1 grade (70-80% mark), 92,722 B2 grade (60-70%mark), 1,19,924 C grade (40-50% mark) and 1,28,768 D grade (35-40% mark).
A total of 1572 students were booked for malpractice during the exam.
The exams were held at 2882 centres from February 22 to March 4. At least 325 nodal centres had been identified and kept under police security to keep the question papers and answer sheets.
After the exams, the evaluation of answer sheets was done by over 16,000 teachers.
The board authorities had earlier said that they would not publish result booklets from this year, but the students can access their results and mark sheets on the board’s websites www.bseodisha.nic.in.