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Girls take the Board honours

GIRLS TOOK the cake in the MP Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) exam results announced on Tuesday. Girls recorded a pass percentage of 77.69 in the Higher Secondary School Certificate results. Boys registered a pass percentage of 66.94.

india Updated: May 10, 2006 14:10 IST

GIRLS TOOK the cake in the MP Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) exam results announced on Tuesday. Girls recorded a pass percentage of 77.69 in the Higher Secondary School Certificate results. Boys registered a pass percentage of 66.94.

The overall pass percentage is 70.99, about two per cent less than that of last year. The pass percentage of private students is 39.84 per cent.

In a record of sorts, MPBSE announced results almost three weeks ahead of the schedule – generally May third week. In fact the board became the first in country to come out with higher secondary results for the academic session 2005-06.

Continuing with last year’s method, the Board came out with separate merit lists for each of the six faculties.

Girls proved their superiority on the merit list too since out of the 21 students making it to the all-State combined merit list (of all six faculties) –– 15 are girls and six are boys. .It was decided to announce the name of the top three students of each faculty as the overall top 10 positions were always bagged by science faculty students.

Small town students made their mark in the merit list. Five students from Damoh found place on the merit list while only one student each of Bhopal and Indore could make it to the list. Gwalior and Jabalpur are missing from the list.

Minister for School Education Department Narottam Mishra formally announced the results at the Board Office, soon after they were available on websites of the board and through IVRS and SMS facilities. Board chairman U K Samal, principal secretary of school education Anshu Vaish, Commissioner of Public Instruction L S Baghel and Board secretary J N Malpani were present.

As regards the partial drop in pass percentage since last year, the Minister said the drop could be mainly attributed to the fact that the board has made very strict arrangements regarding prevention of use of unfair means. He expressed hope that next year the results would be better. Board chairman U K Samal gave the gist of the results and as for the early announcement of results said it became possible due to the two-phase valuation undertaken by the board.

Answer sheets of first few subjects were valuated even as the examinations were in progress. Computer feeding was started on these subjects and this quickened the entire process. As for the strictness in checking unfair means, he said very strict measures including video shooting by flying squads was taken up and this showed good results as the number of individual cases of unfair means went down to 1,005 this year from last year’s 1,264 cases. Only one case of mass copying was reported from Sidhi district.

Results of 2,72,788 regular students appearing in the exams were announced of which 1,00,953 students passed in first division, 85,311 in second division and 7,378 students passed in third division. The total number of regular students who passed is 1,93,646 taking the pass percentage to 70.99. A total of 36,029 students were held eligible for supplementary.

As for private/correspondence students, results of 27,572 students were announced of which 1939 passed in first division, 6,892 in second division and 2,180 passed in third division. Four students also passed in pass category. The overall pass percentage is 39.84. The pass percentage posted by the girls is 46.56 and those by boys – 36.43.

First Published: May 10, 2006 14:10 IST