On Thursday, Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) declared the result of Class 10 examinations, which were delayed last year due to unrest. The results statistics are enough to boost the morale of the Board as more than 83% of the 58,293 students who sat for the exams have passed.
A total of 30,070 boys and 28,223 girls appeared in the examinations of which 84.61% boys and 81.45% girls passed, JKBOSE chairman Zahoor Ahmad Chatt said in Srinagar.
Chatt said that this year BOSE has opted for grading system instead of marks. Of the successful candidates, 3,413 secured A1 grades – 90 to 100% marks, while as many as 7,898 students secured A2 grade (80-89%) and 9,353 secured B1 grade (70-79%), he added. Also, 10,028 secured B2 grade, 7,968 secured C1 grade, while 3,235 secured C2 grade, adding 312 students passed in D grade.
However, no position holders have been declared as some students are yet to appear in the exams as they have chosen to appear in the March session. Around one thousand students have opted for March session exams which will be held on time.
The annual examinations for class 10 and 12 were held in November last year after being postponed due to the unrest which followed the killing of the top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces along with two of his associates on July 7.
The unrest, which claimed the lives of 96 civilians, left 15,000 injured, and led to the arrest of 10,000, caused the closure of all educational institutions for months, forcing the government to announce the mass promotion of the students of the classes one to nine and class 11.
Students had sought deferment of exams to March in view of the 2016 unrest. However, refusing to bow down to student’s pleas to defer the exams the authorities had instead offered to conduct two exams. A 50% relaxation in the question paper was announced for the students appearing in class 10th and 12th examinations in the month of November. This relaxation would not be available for those students who opted to write their exams in the month of March. Both the exams would be treated as one session.
In 2015 annual regular class 10 examination, 75 percent candidates had qualified and this year the percentage touched 83 percent.
South Kashmir’s Pulwama district witnessed highest percentage of students who appeared in exams. As per the figures, 4613 out of 4656 students appeared in 48 exam centers set up in the district. The percentage of students appearing in exams was 99.07 percent. As many as 43 students remained absent.
Pulwama district was followed by Srinagar district wherein 98.87 percent students appeared in the examination. Around 8488 out of 8585 students appeared in the district while as 97 remained absent. In north Kashmir’s Kupwara district 98.78 percent of students appeared in the exams, 98.73 percent appeared in Ganderbal district.
Meanwhile, Chatt said that class 12 results will be declared within a fortnight.