A little over 70 per cent regular students in Oriya medium schools cleared the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations in Odisha this year, the results of which were declared by the state Board of Secondary Education (BSE) here.
As usual, the pass percentage in ex-regular category was much lower pegged at 46 per cent. Similarly, 38.23 per cent students passed in regular correspondence course and 31.79 per cent students made it in ex-regular correspondence course, pegging the overall pass percentage at 67.90.
Dibyanshu Kar of Oupada High School in Balasore district topped this years examination securing 588 marks (97 percent) from a possible 600 marks. Ankit Mohapatra of Boudh Saraswati Sishu Mandir has stood second securing 583 marks while Sthitaprajna Nath Sharma of Ravenshaw Collegiate has stood obtaining 582 marks.
Continuing their supremacy in matriculation results, the private schools run by Sikhya Vikash Samiti namely Saraswati Vidyamandirs once again showed their dominance this year as 47 students of these schools cemented their positions in the top-hundred list comprising 110 students.
Unlike most other examinations, the boys in HSC examinations are consistently doing better than girl students. While 73.17 percent boys passed the examination in regular stream, pass percentage among girls was around 68.55. The same pattern was also seen in other streams as well.
A total of 445814 students wrote their papers in the regular stream of which results of 438184 were published. While 67235 students passed in first division, 91190 students made it in second division and 151555 students passed in third division.
According to BSE president Satyakam Mishra, results of 1099 students are kept withheld for various reasons and at least 9939 students were booked for resorting in malpractices during the examinations held in March-April this year.
District-wise analysis of results revealed that some tribal districts have done remarkably well this year while Nuapada among them stole the limelight by securing the top rank among all districts. A record 81.87 per cent of students here passed the examination while the strife-torn districts of Gajapati and Nawarangpur continued to perform miserably.