HSLCE 2020: Lowest pass percentage recorded in five years

IMPHAL, 15th Jun: The High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLCE) 2020 recorded the lowest pass percentage in the last five years with only 65.34 per cent of the total candidates clearing the examination.
Education minister Th Radheshyam declared the examination results here on Monday. Altogether, 38,664 candidates enrolled for the examination out of which 38,390 appeared in the examination and 25,084 of them scaled the annual test. Of the total passed candidates, 11,884 (30.96 per cent) secured first position marks, 12,648 (32.95 per cent) in second, and 552 (1.44 per cent) in third division. Of the total number of candidates appeared 18,860 are males and 19,530 females.
The overall pass percentage for this year is 65.34, which is the lowest in the last five years. Pass percentage of the last five years are 65.37 in 2016, 66.70 in 2017, 73.18 in 2018, and 74.69 in 2019.
Though a girl secured the first position and there are equal number of girls and boys (35 each) among the 70 position holders (1st to 25th), boys outshone girls in the overall pass percentage. Pass percentage for male regular is 70.88 against 66.75 for female regular; and 22.66 for male external against 21.07 for female external candidates.
Tiny Tots’ Unique School Imphal has nine rank holders, followed by Nirmalabas School Imphal & St Joseph’s School Sangaiprou with seven each; Catholic School Canchipur with six; Little Flower School Sangaiprou & Heritage Convent Uripok five each; Pitambara English School Kwakeithel four; Eureka Academy Thounaojam & Evergreen Flower School, Thoubal with three each; and St John English School Nambol with two students among the top rank holders.
This year, performance of government schools recorded a sharp reduction from the previous year with a pass percentage of 40.65 against last years’ 53.77. It is also the lowest in the last five years. Similarly, performance of government aided schools too declined compared to the previous year with a pass percentage of 51.56 against last year’s 62.07. The situation is same with private schools, which recorded a pass percentage of 74.38 against last year’s 82.30. It is the lowest in the last three years.
Number of students appeared in the examination was 9008 from government schools, 1891 from government aided schools, and 27,491 from private schools. Of them, 3662 from government schools, 975 from government aided schools and 20,447 from private schools cleared the examinations.
In district-wise perfor mance, Thoubal & Kakching recorded highest pass percentage of 77.50 followed by Bishnupur (69.08), Churachandpur & Pherzawl (67.38), Chandel & Tengnoupal (65.39), Senapati & Kangpokpi (63.92), Ukhrul & Kamjong (62.74), Imphal West (62.39), Imphal East & Jiribam (57.70), and Tamenglong & Noney (49.65).
During the examination, 23 candidates were expelled for using unfair means while 79 were expelled for impersonation. Results of five candidates are being kept withheld and their roll numbers are 28068, 37555, 40806, 40816, and 40817. Head of the school of the five candidates are informed to contact the controller of examination on or before July 4.
As per information issued by controller of examination, schools may collect certificate-cum-marksheet from July 1 onwards. Provisional certificate-cum-marksheet will be issued to the passed candidates from June 16 onwards on payment of Rs 800 plus Rs 50 as the cost of application form. Any candidate who is desirous of re-scrutinising his/her answer scripts of the examination may apply online in the Board’s official website www.bosem.in from June 18 to July 2 up to 4 pm with a non-refundable fee of Rs 1000 per subject through online payment. No application after the last date and also without the requisite fees shall be entertained.
Interestingly, the statement also informed that unsuccessful candidates who want to sit the HSLCE 2021 as regular candidate may be re-admitted to Class-X in their respective schools within 30 days of the date of announcement of the results even though all educational institutions are shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The statement also instructs schools to send names of such newly admitted students to the Board within 45 days of the announcement of the results. Internal marks for these re-admitted students should be entered in the application form. Compartmental examination will be held in the last week of July and form fill-up will be done in online mode only by the respective schools in the website https://hslcportal.bosem.in.

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