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75.7% pass Class X boards, the latter led by Seba

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Guwahati: The Board of Secondary Education Assam (Seba) on Saturday declared the results of the Class

Overall, this year’s pass rate was 75.7, a 3% improvement over last year. Boys performed better with a pass percentage of 77.3, while girls’ pass percentage was 74.4%. The pass percentage of the transgender candidates was 80.

This was the last board exam under Seba. It has been decided to merge Seba with the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council to form a new board, the Assam State School Education Board.

This year, 50% of the four core papers were awarded in MCQs (multiple choice questions), answered in OMR sheets – an initiative that followed the National Education Policy.

The traditional system of announcing names on the top 10 list of rank holders was abolished by Seba from this year. Only the names of the three top scorers were revealed, but Education Minister Ranoj Pegu said they should not be treated as rank holders.

“Overall, the results are satisfactory and announced much earlier. We have set a target to declare the results within 35 days next year. Being a rank holder does not help a student get priority in admission to institutions for higher education,” said Pegu.

He said that the MCQs in the board exam will help the students to participate in national level competitive exams in future. “Answering in OMR sheets has led to more accuracy in exam results. Students have error-free results in OMR sheets. This experience will help in declaring results faster in the coming years,” said Seba chairman RC Jain.

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In the merit list of the top 3, Anurag Doloi of Pragya Academy Senior Secondary School, Jorhat was the state topper. Anurag scored 98.8%. Jharna Saikia of Shankardev Shishu Vidya Niketan, Biswanath Chariali, achieved the second highest score (98.3%).

Three students, Manash Pratim Saikia from Island Academy, Kamalabari, Majuli, Bedanta Choudhury from Stella Maris School, Sarupeta, Barpeta and Devashree Kashyap from Ramanujan Senior Secondary School, Nagaon jointly scored the third highest score (98%).

Chirang district in Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) produced the best pass percentage (91.2), followed by Nalbari (88.1). Baksa district, which also falls under BTC, ranked third with a pass percentage of 86.9. But Udalguri district, which also falls under the BTC, recorded the lowest pass percentage (60.9).

The High School Leaving Certificate Examination (Class X State Boards) was held from February 16 to March 4.