Bihar completes Board exam in 7 days

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Jan 26, 2007 03:41 AM IST

Bihar was followed by Jharkhand and West Bengal boards, which took 10 days to complete the process, reports Arun Kumar.

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has achieved a unique feat of completing the secondary examination process in the shortest time in the country. It completed the process in just seven days, way ahead of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which took 24 days, and other state school boards.

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Board Exam  Completion (in days)
Bihar                              07

Orissa, Jharkhand             10

Tamil Nadu, W Bengal        11


Gujarat, Andhra,               13

MP, Maharashtra              17

Madhya Pradesh               20

CBSE                              24

Bihar was followed by Jharkhand and West Bengal boards, which took 10 days to complete the process. Bihar also fared well in the number of days taken for declaration of results.

Bihar took 46 days to finish third, behind West Bengal Board of Madarsa Education (27 days) and Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh (27 days). Central Board of Secondary Education took 60 days for it.

The findings are based on a study of examination results, 2005 carried by Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) in India. CBSE chairman Ashok Ganguly is the president of the COBSE. Of the 32 boards countrywide, the COBSE analysed the data made available by 25 boards.

In terms of pass percentage, Bihar finished seventh with 70.07 per cent, which is significantly higher than the national average of 63.36 per cent. Tamil Nadu and Tripura recorded the highest pass percentage with 77.80 per cent, while Madhya Pradesh recorded the lowest with 32.60 per cent.

Bihar, however, finished sixth in terms of pass percentage of girls, with 71.29 per cent. Tamil Nadu again finished at the top with 80.73 per cent girls clearing the exams. In terms of pass percentage of Scheduled Caste students, Bihar was ranked seventh, with 62.73 per cent. Nagaland had the highest pass percentage of SC students with 90.32 per cent, followed by Jharkhand (68.50 per cent).

At the senior secondary level (Plus Two), however, Bihar was ranked 14th both in terms of number of days taken for completing the examination process and declaration of results. It took 32 days for completing the process and 53 days for declaration of results. CBSE took 32 days to complete the exam process and 51 days for declaration of results.

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    Arun Kumar is Senior Assistant Editor with Hindustan Times. He has spent two-and-half decades covering Bihar, including politics, educational and social issues.

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