While 289 schools have registered 100% pass, 82 schools have recorded zero pass percentage in class 10th board exam in the state of Odisha. Last year 36 schools were in the "zero performance" list and the year before, in 2017, 22 schools were in the same list. The overall pass percentage, in matric exam, has also decreased this time. Announcing the results at the BSE Headquarters in Cuttack, School and Mass Education Secretary Pradipta Mohapatra said the pass percentage was 70.78 per cent, which was over five per cent lower than last year's pass percentage of 76.23 per cent.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the students for their performance. "Congratulate all students who matriculated today. Best wishes for your future," he tweeted.
This year, the number of 90% and above scorers has also decreased. Against 1715 students, last year who secured above 90, only 1181 students, comprising only 0.21% of the total students, have scored above 90% in the State.
In response to the performance this year, the Board Secretary said strict measures were taken during the exam this year. Stern action was taken against malpractices. 1124 cases of malpractices were detected at exam centres.
Matric result of 10 students have been withheld.
In madhyama exam, 84.62% students have cleared the exam. Last year the pass percentage in Madhyama exam was 92.47%.
In open school exam, the pass percentage is 58.53%. A total of 11,219 students took the exam this year.
Jharsuguda district scored the highest 85.48 pass percentage, while Koraput district scored the lowest 50.61 per cent.
The results are available on orissaresults.nic.in.
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