Bihar Board Awards Grace Marks To Pass 2.14 Lakh Students Amid COVID-19
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has passed 2.14 lakh students, who failed in either one or two subjects in Matriculation and Intermediate examinations, by giving them grace marks as "one time exception", state Education Minister Krishnandan Prasad Verma said.
In a relief to more than 2 lakh Class 10 and Class 12 students who failed in the Bihar Board examinations held in February and March this year, the state government has decided to pass those candidates who have got either one or two compartment subjects after awarding grace marks. The Bihar School Examination Board or BSEB has now uploaded updated results online. The updated Bihar Board results of the Matriculation (Class 10) and Intermediate (Class 12) examinations have now been uploaded on the boards website- onlinebseb.in.
Before this, the BSEB or Bihar Board had published the Class 12 results on March 24 and Class 10 results on May 26.
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has passed 2.14 lakh students, who failed in either one or two subjects in Matriculation and Intermediate examinations, by giving them grace marks as "one time exception", PTI quoted state Education Minister Krishnandan Prasad Verma as saying.
The minister has said the decision, to award grace mark for these students instead of asking them to appear in compartmental examinations as "one time exception", has been taken keeping in view the COVID-19 situation in the state.
"Normally, students who fail in one or two subjects are given a chance to appear at compartmental examination but it would not have been possible to hold the examination in the next two-three months in view of COVID-19 pandemic," Mr Verma said while announcing the decision on Thursday.
"Even if the compartmental examination was held in such difficult and trying times, the results would have been published by the end of November or December. In such a situation, the students would not have benefitted, as the admission process would have been completed by then.
"In view of above reasons and students interest, the BSEB decided to give grace marks as one time exception to students who were eligible to appear at the compartmental examination," the minister said.
The board had sent the proposal, to give grace marks as an "one time exception", to the education department which gave its nod in the interest of students, he said.
A BSEB release said, 1,32,486 students of class 12 examination conducted by the board had failed in one or two subjects and 72,610 of them passed after being given grace marks.
Similarly, out of 2,08,147 students who failed in one or two subjects in class 10 examination, 1,41,677 passed due to award of grace marks, the release said.
Bihar government's decision comes in the height of CBSE students are demanding the cancellation of compartment exams.
However, the CBSE has announced today that not conducting the compartment exam will affect future of large number of candidates. It has added that the decision has been taken after giving due consideration to the representations received by the board requesting cancellation of compartment exam.
In response, CBSE has laid out some important information on conduct of examinations and Covid-19 including the exemption granted by Home Ministry to Education Ministry for opening of educational institutes for the purpose of holding examinations or evaluation work for final term examinations in Universities subject to following the Standard Operating Procedures.
(With PTI inputs)