PATNA: Girls emerged as toppers in all three streams including Science, Commerce and Arts in the intermediate exam conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), results of which were declared by the state education minister Chandrashekhar on Tuesday.
A total of 30 students including 21 girls have figured in the top six rank holder list.
Mohaddesa of Uchh Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Purnea emerged as topper in Arts stream by scoring 95% while Ayushi Nandan of R Lal College of Khagaria emerged as topper in science stream by scoring 94.8%. In Commerce stream, Somya Sharma and Rajnish Kumar Pathak of S. Sinha College, Aurangabad jointly shared the first rank by securing 95% each.
The overall pass percentage this year is 83.70% which is 3.55 percentage point higher than the previous year’s pass percentage.
Speaking over the occasion, Chandrashekhar said, “Students have performed well in the board exam. It is glad to see that girls are leading in the topper list. Overall passing percentage has increased in comparison to last year which is a positive sign. I appreciate the hard work of BSEB and all teachers involved in the examination and evaluation process for declaring results within 39 days.”
Altogether 13,04,586 lakh students took intermediate exams at 1,464 examination centres held from February 1 to 11. across the state.
The overall passing percentage of girl students is 85.50% closely followed by boys 82.01%.
Students of commerce stream performed the best as 93.95% of students cleared the examination followed by 83.93 % in science stream while 82.74% in Arts stream exam.
Of the total examinees, 5.13 lakh students secured first division, 4.87 lakh students second division, while 91,503 students third division.
Dipak Kumar Singh, additional chief secretary of the education department, said, “All the female students who are eligible for scholarship under Kanya Uththan Yojna can apply through an online portal from April 3. We are also mulling to get bank details of girl students at the time of examination form filling process so that they don’t have to fill separate forms after results. It will make the process hassle-free and time saving.”
Bihar government gives Rs25000 as scholarship to unmarried girl students on passing Intermediate Exam under Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojna.
BSEB’s chairman Anand Kishor said, “The board has published the board results before any other education Board in the country for the fifth time in a row. The board has adopted advanced technology to strengthen the examination system. The board has also allotted Unique ID to each student as a special identification number. We have developed customised format and software for fast processing of results.”
BSEB is likely to declare Class 10 results by March-end.