This is evident from the statistics shared by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), which conducts the annual upper secondary (Plus II) exams and also publishes the results. School and mass education minister Samir Ranjan Dash announced the results of Plus II science and trade streams here on Wednesday.
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This year, after a two-year hiatus due to the covid pandemic, students had appeared in offline mode for board exams. The council awarded marks in two different ways for each paper (separately for theory and practical/project components of a paper). First, the actual grades obtained by the candidate in the annual board examination held by the CHSE between April 28 and May 31. And second, 80 percent of the grades from the annual board exam and 20 percent of the grades based on the candidate’s top two performances from three quarter final exams of Plus II.
Candidates received the higher of the two points calculated on paper in the above two ways, according to CHSE’s official sources.
As in previous years, girls did well on both exams compared to boys. In the science stream, the pass rate of girls is 94.52 against the percentage of boys at 93.8. In the trade flow, the pass rate of girls is 90.71 against the pass rate of boys of 88.32.
In the science stream this year, 76,604 students, including 2,833 ex-regular students from 1,049 senior secondary schools (HSSs), had appeared for the exam. A total of 72,106 students, including 1188 former regular students, passed the exam. As many as 1124 students achieved a score of more than 90 percent against last year’s 2278. In this stream, 50,157 students passed the first division and 14,932 passed the second division.
The pass rate of the Nayagarh district in the science stream was the highest in the state (99.11). Pass percentage in Phulbani district was 76.81 (the lowest in the state). A total of 393 high schools achieved 100 percent results in science stream.
In the trade flow this year, there were a total of 23,726 students, including 850 ex-regular and correspondence from 409 HSSs, for the Plus II trade exam. Of these, 21,165, including 295 former regular and correspondence students, passed the exam. No fewer than 273 students achieved above 90 percent. A total of 10,863 students passed first class and 5,053 students passed second class.
Boudh district’s pass rate was 100 in commerce while Deogarh registered a pass rate of 61.53 (the lowest in the state). In this stream, 134 HSSs registered 100 percent results.
“We have not withheld the results of any student this year. No HSS reported zero results in either stream this time. Results of Plus-II Kunststroom and Vocational Training will be announced on August 8, “says the minister.