Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: In keeping with the trend seen over the last few years, girls have outshone boys in the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations the results of which were declared on Wednesday.

2,46,240 girl students have cleared the examination as compared to 2,43,482 boys.

The results were declared by School and Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra in the presence of senior officials of the School and Mass Education department and Board of Secondary Education (BSE) here at 9 AM today.

“I extend by congratulations to the successful students and those who have not been successful they should remember that failure is a temporary phase. These students should not lose their balance, and should accept this failure as a challenge and move forward,” said Mishra to students.

The results were also published on the websites http://bseodisha.nic.in & http://www.indiaresults.com, albeit one hour later.

In the academic session just gone by, the average statewide success rate of Regular students is 85.2 % with Balasore emerging on top with a success rate of 92.9%.

While 715 schools have achieved 100% results, 21 have secured nil results.

33.97% students have passed with A1, A2, B1, B2 grades. 1,19,124 students have secured C grade, while 1,28,764 students have passed with D grade.

1572 students were booked for malpractice.

“5,97,237 students enrolled for the matric examinations and 5,387 for Madhyma examination. Out of these 5,86,503 students appeared for the HSC exam, while 4,896 students took the Madhyama examination. The pass rate in the regular category is 85.2% as compared to 82.56% last year. It is not that the pass percentage has increased, but also increased number of students have achieved A1, A2, B1, and B2 grades. We have been able to publish the results ahead of the schedule and I thank the board authorities for the same,” said Debi Prasad Mishra.

Commenting on the performance of schools, Mishra said “Those who are performing let them remain and those who don’t, perish. There are around 21 schools which have achieved nil results as compared to 15 schools last year. We will analyze them.”