A total of 67,999 or 80.8% students cleared the science stream of Odisha’s Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) or the Class 12 examination, as the results were announced on Friday.
A total of 84,154 students had appeared in the examination this year. Girls did better than boys in term of pass percentage – 82.74% girls against 79.58% boys.
“At least 53 students secured 90% and above. They were followed by 1,581 securing 80% and above and 7,208 students securing 70% and above,” Odisha higher education minister Pradeep Panigrahi said while releasing the results in Bhubaneswar.
Panigrahi said 20,991 students got the first division, 22,414 second division and 24,414 third division.
Nayagarh topped the districts with the highest pass percentage of 94.23, while Jharsuguda recorded the lowest percentage of 53.87.
Over 3,73,000 students appeared in the Class 12 board examinations this year and more than 85,000 of them are from the science stream. The exams for arts, commerce and science streams were conducted between March 2 and March 24.
This year, the CHSE faced problems during evaluation due to agitation by thousands of college teachers in the state demanding a hike in their salary.
However, it went on with its scheduled e-evaluation process between April 4 and April 26 on a war footing.
The results of the examination are available on the council’s website, www.orissaresults.nic.in .
CHSE officials said the council will not print booklets of the results this year, adding students can apply for re-evaluation online through www.chseodisha.nic.in .
The exams for arts, commerce and science streams were conducted between March 2 and March 24. Over 3,73,000 students appeared in the Class 12 board examinations this year.