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JAC 10th results: 70.77% students pass, Priya Raj tops with 99.2% marks

JAC 10th results: The Jharkhand board matriculation or Class 10 examinations results were declared by the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) on Thursday. The pass percentage this year was 70.77%.

education Updated: May 16, 2019 17:22 IST
Sanjoy Dey
Sanjoy Dey
Hindustan Times, Ranchi
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The Jharkhand board matriculation or Class 10 examinations results were declared by the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) on Thursday. The pass percentage this year was 70.77%.

Priya Raj of Indira Gandhi Balika High School, a government residential school for girls in Hazaribag, emerged state topper with 99.2% marks in aggregate. Of the 4,38,256 students who took the exam at 937 centres across the state, 3,10,158 students have passed, according to JAC.

The Council, which faced criticism for all-time low pass percentage of 59.48% in 2018, has registered an improvement of 11.29% this year.

“We are an examination conducting body. Our work is only to conduct a free and fair examinations and release results in time. The percentage has improved this year only because of hard labour by the students as well as the school teachers,” said JAC chairman Arvind Prasad Singh.

Unlike the CBSE board and ICSE results, boys have performed better than the girls in the examination. The boys’ pass percentage is 72.99%, while 68.67% girls passed in the examination.

As per JAC report, a total of 2,12,410 boys took the examination, out of which 1,55,054 cleared it. Similarly, of 2,25,846 girls, who appeared for the board exams, 1,55,104 came out with flying colours.

JAC chairman said that remarkable thing in the results was high number students passing with first division marks. “This year, 1,67,916 students passed with first division marks, which was merely one lakh in 2018. A total of 1,25,853 students passed with second division marks. This reflects the qualitative change in the education system here.”

Two government residential schools- Residential High School, Netarhat and Indira Gandhi Balika High School, Hazaribag-ruled the toppers chart. Five students from each school made it to the top-10 toppers’ list.

Priya Raj of Indira Gandhi Balika High School, who sported the state topper’s crown, obtained 496 marks out of 500 in total.

The second position was grabbed by Amresh Kumar of Residential High School, Netarhat, with 99.0% marks in aggregate, while third position by Aman Kumar of the same school with 98.40% marks in aggregate.

Among the districts, Palamu topped the chart with 79.74% overall pass percentage. Giridih and Hazaribag grabbed second and third position with 79.17% and 77.54% respectively.

Jamtara, Latehar and Pakur were the bottom three performers with 52.54%, 53.09% and 54.59% respectively.

JAC had declared the results of intermediate, or Class 12, science and commerce streams on May 14 and 57% science students and 70.44% commerce candidates cleared the examinations. The results of Class 12 arts stream is yet to be announced.

First Published: May 16, 2019 17:18 IST