Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: Soon after the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) announced results of the annual Matriculation Examination 2018 today, BSE Odisha President Jahan Ara Begum made some important declarations regarding re-evaluation of papers and supplementary exam dates for the students who have failed this year in the regular exam.

Students expecting additional marks in their objective and subjective papers can apply for recheck till May 10, 2018, official sources said.

“The scanned copies of OMR sheet were made available on the official website www.bseodisha.ac.in from 2 pm today. The students who had appeared for the annual HSC exams, State Open School Certificate (SOSC) exams and Madhyama examination-2018, can get the copy of the OMR sheet till next seven days,” Jahan Ara said.

“Those students who are expecting additional marks, in their objective and subjective papers, can apply for rechecking till May 10, through online mode only by visiting our official website. Similarly, Madhyama students can apply for a recheck or additional checking of their answer sheets from May 10 till May 25,” she added

On the other hand, declaring the dates of the supplementary exam for the students who have failed in the regular exam this year, Jahan Ara said that the examinations will be conducted from June 22. “The form fill up process for the supplementary exams will begin on May 25, 2018 and continue till May 31, 2018,” she said.

The Board President further requested the Heads of all the schools to collect the certificate of students from their respective district headquarters.

“The original pass certificates, migration certificates, marks memorandum, and other certificates of students, passed or failed, will be submitted to their respective District Headquarters from where they can collect it before June 22, ” she clarified.

Earlier in the day, School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra at the board office in Cuttack informed that this year the overall pass percentage has been 76.23 percent.

As many as 1,715 students have scored A1 grade, 15,689 scored A2, 39,252 scored B1 and 68,009 scored B2. A total of 1,24,665 students have scored above 60 percent.

Like last year, this year too, the girls have outshone boys. A total of 2,22,043 girl students cleared the examination as compared to 2,16,305 boys.

While 429 schools have achieved 100% result this year, 36 schools reported nil results, said Patra. In total 5,67,294 candidates from 8,855 schools had filled up the forms of which 5,54,339 appeared the exam, he added.

The minister also informed that a total of 1,247 cases of malpractice were detected this year.

As per reports, Balasore has recorded the highest pass rate of 88.15 per cent while Malkangiri recorded the lowest at 59.32 per cent.