The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Tuesday declared the BSEB Matric Results @ biharboard.ac.in. Students can also check their results at bihar.indiaresults.com or at examresults.net.
More than 68 per cent students have cleared the matriculation or Class 10 board examination. This is a rise of over 18% from the previous year.
Prerna Raj of Jamui district's Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya scored 457 marks out of 500 to top the exam. Pragya and Shikha Kumari, also from Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya, were the joint second toppers as they secured 454 marks. Anupriya Kumari from the same school got the third rank with 452 marks.
Sixteen students, including the first three toppers, from Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya were among the 23 candidates in the list of top 10.
The board said 189,326 students passed in the first division, 663,884 in the second and 357,103 got the third division. It added that 1,304 students will have to reappear in the exams.
Board chairperson Anand Kishor said a change in the pattern, digitisation of the exam process, OMR sheets and the introduction of 50% objective questions were the main reasons for the improvement in result this year. Last year, 50.12% students cleared the exam, which has been marred by several controversies.
More than 17 lakh students appeared for the matriculation exams that were held between February 21 and 28 in over 1,426 centres in Bihar.
The board claimed that the exams were conducted in a fair manner with strict measures in place and denied any question paper was leaked.
However, the BSEB Class 10 examinations were marred by controversies. The missing Bihar BSEB Class 10 answer sheets were earlier sold as scrap. A scrap dealer was arrested in the case who told the police that he had bought all the missing answer sheets from an office attendant of the school. The BSEB has said that the missing answer sheets will have no bearing on the Class X Board results, due to be announced on June 26, since it received the marks details soon after evaluation. But the Board has conceded that it would face problems if candidates whose answer sheets are missing seek scrutiny of papers.
The BSEB has faced scandals on toppers and affiliation and is under the scanner for not putting in place a system of centralised strong rooms for keeping answer sheets after evaluation.