The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) declared the results of the 2017 High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) or Class 10 and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) or Class 12 board examinations on Monday, after a 5-day delay.
The Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education (MBoSE) declared the results partially. Officials said the Class 10 and Class 12 arts results will be declared later.
TR Laloo, MBoSE’s controller of examinations did not set a timeframe for the announcement of Class 10 and Class 12 arts results. “You will know soon,” he said.
A factor that bound both boards was girls outnumbering boys in appearing for and succeeding in the Class 12 science stream.
Of the 3662 students – 1869 girls – that appeared for the Class 12 science exam, 2,811 passed for a success rate of 76.76%, which was 2.3% higher than in 2016.
Students of St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School in Meghalaya capital Shillong bagged 9 of the top 10 positions in the Class 12 science exam. The school’s Lawanaibok Kharphuli, Sneha Deb Roy and Bishal Deb took the top 3 ranks with 468, 461 and 457 marks.
Each had letter marks or 80% or more in 6 subjects.
Of the 2,193 students who appeared for the commerce exam, 1,576 passed to record a success rate of 71.87%, an improvement of 1.27% over the 2016 performance.
In the commerce stream, 6 St Anthony’s students figured among the 13 in the top 10 - with joint seventh, eighth and ninth ranks.
Girls bagged the top 2 spots with Kavita Joshi of Seven Set Annexe HS School (451 marks) in Shillong getting the better of second-placed Purnima Paul of Nongthymmai Nepali HS School, also in Shillong, by 2 marks.
Rohit Das of Shillong’s Laban Bengalee Boys’ HS School took the third spot.
Nagaland Class 10
Of the 22,446 students – 11,747 being girls – who appeared for the Class 10 exam conducted by NBSE, 15,754 were successful, the pass percentage being 70.19. This is a marked improvement upon the 65.42% recorded last year.
“Girls in private schools performed better than boys, but not in government schools,” NBSE chairperson Asano Sekhose said.
The performance chart revealed 87.48% girls from private schools succeeded compared to 85.95% boys in the Class 10 exam. In case of government-run schools, the girls (40.2% success) lagged behind the boys (45.5%).
But the top 2 spots belonged to girls. Deepa Mishra of Holy Cross HS School, Dimapur took the top spot with 586 marks followed by Nandita Paul of Pranab Vidyapith HS School, also in Dimapur, with 583 marks. The third spot went to Harsh Jain (580) of Don Bosco HS School, Dimapur.
Ten of the 13 students figuring in the top 10 list of successful candidates were from schools in Dimapur, Nagaland’s commercial hub. The other 3 were from schools in state capital Kohima.
NBSE, which was to declare the results on May 3, had no technical issues on Monday.
Nagaland Class 12
The rate of success in NBSE’s Class 12 science exam this time was 86.94%, which is 4.48% more than in 2016. Of the 2,650 students who appeared, 2,304 were successful.
The Class 12 science toppers are Piklu Paul (474 marks) of Pranab Vidyapith HS School, Dimapur, Jyoti Pandey (466) of Don Bosco HS School, Kohima and Ankit Kumar Gupta (455) of Pranab Vidyapith HS School, Dimapur.
In the arts stream, 9,005 of the 11,653 students who appeared for the exam succeeded. The success rate (77.28%) was 5.18% more than last year.
The Class 12 arts toppers are Elozüo M Saprüna (471) of Ministers’ Hill Baptist HS School, Kohima, Paulami Sen (458) of Christian HS School, Dimapur, Ayingbeni Y Ezung (458) of Mezhür HS School, Kohima and Roseline Pojar (456) of Ministers’ Hill Baptist HS School, Kohima.
In the commerce stream, 829 of the 1,169 candidates who appeared succeeded. The pass percentage of 70.92, officials said was a disappointment after the 73.80% last year.
The commerce toppers are Rajdeep Nath (475) of Pranab Vidyapith HS School, Dimapur, Atna I Awomi (471) of Christian HS School, Dimapur and Resheb Banik (468) of Pranab Vidyapith HS School, Dimapur.
Sekhose said the Class 12 topper of each stream – science, arts and commerce – are entitled to NBSE Award of Rs 25,000, Governor’s Award of Rs 25,000 and Manik Bhattacharjee Foundation Award of Rs 10,000 each.