Rashmi Ranjan

After Odisha registered a whopping 96.4 pass percentage in the annual Matriculation examination, the results of which were declared on May 18, the State government is mulling over increasing Plus 2 seats in the higher secondary schools.

This was informed by School and Mass Education minister Pramila Mallik on Saturday.

Speaking to the media, Mallik said, “The Odisha government will increase Plus 2 seats if the need arises. Necessary measures will be taken so that no student will suffer.”

“Some changes will be made in summative I and II examinations. We are going to start the form fill up process for the supplementary examination and it will be conducted soon so that a student will not incur a loss of one academic year,” Mallik added.

Notably, the overall pass percentage in the Matriculation exemption stands at 96.4% this year as compared to 90.55% last year.
While 4158 candidates scored A1 grade, 29838 students secured A2 grade, 77567 students B1 and 118750 students got B2 grade.

The overall pass percentage of boys is 95.75 percent and pass percentage of girls is 97.05 percent.

As many as 3,222 schools have registered cent percent results. Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur districts registered the highest pass percentage of 97.99 in the state. On the other hand, the tribal-dominated Malkangiri district reported the lowest pass percentage of 92.68% in the state.

The annual Matriculation examination was conducted from March 10 to 20. As many as 5.32 lakh students appeared in the Matriculation or the Class 10 high school certificate examination in 3,218 examination centers across the state.

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