The result of class 10 board exams is special for Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (HPBOSE) this year as, despite lockdown, the result is announced but also, the board has finally improved its result after facing a downward trend after 2016. There is a significant rise of 7.32 percentage points in the number of students clearing the exam this year as compared to last year.
As per the data shared by the board, of over 1.04 lakh students who appeared for the exam, 70,571 students – 68.11 per cent – managed to clear the exam. Further, 5,617 students will have to appear for the compartmental exam while rest have flunked. Last year, 60.79 per cent of students had cleared the exam.
“A total of 1,04,323 students appeared for the examination, among whom 70,571 students passed and 5,617 students will have to appear for the compartment exam,” said Dr Suresh Kumar Soni, chairperson of the board. He said 27,197 students failed the examination.
The marks obtained by topper remain the same as last year – 98.71 per cent. Kangra-girl Tanu Kumari has topped the exam this year, followed closely by Kshitiz Sharma from Hamirpur with 98.56 per cent. In 2019, Atharv Thakur had topped the HPBOSE class 10th exam with 691 marks (98.71 per cent). In 2018, two students -Sonam and Rahul – jointly secured the first rank with 98.42 per cent marks.
Among general category students, the pass percentage was 71.56 per cent, while it is 62.59 per cent and 63.88 per cent for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category students, respectively.
Girls score better than boys
Keeping up last yar’s tradition, this year too, girls have topped Himachal Board class 10 result. The pass percentage of females was better than that of male students as 64.94 per cent boys and 71.5 per cent girls have passed the exam respectively. The top-scoring student is also female. Further, 23 of the 37 students in the top 10 merit list are girls. As many as 37 students have secured top 10 ranks with many students securing the same marks.
The 16-year-old Tanu, the topper, is a student of Ishan Public Senior Secondary School, Har (Samloti). Kshitiz Sharma, a resident of Lambloo village in Hamirpur and student of New Gurukul Public School in Gopal Nagar, ranked second by securing 98.57 per cent marks. The third position was shared by three students who scored 98.43 percent marks – Vansh Gupta from Bilaspur, Shagun Rana from Bhera Banjar in Kangra, and Anisha Sharma from Pantehra in Bilaspur.
District-wise, eight students each from Bilaspur and Kangra made it to the merit list, followed by four students from Mandi, three each from Sirmaur, Shimla, Chamba and Una, two from Hamirpur and one from Solan. No student from Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti made it to the list.
Result in 17 days
The board claims to have completed the evaluation process within 17 days by working from May 12 to May 29 across 45 distribution and collection centres for answer booklets. The evaluation process was carried from home in as a one-time measure to ensure social distancing and safety of evaluators.